Sisters of St Joseph of Lochinvar

Sr M Rosalie McCosker

Sr Lucy McCosker IMAGE

Died 04 August 1949

Lucy McCosker was born in Bingara, a small town in the New England region of New South Wales, on 4 January 1911 to James McCosker and Elizabeth Smith. She was an ex-student of St Joseph’s College Lochinvar and entered the Novitiate there in 1928, just   seventeen year of age and was given the name of Sister Mary Rosalie. She was as much loved by her fellow religious as she had been by her contemporaries in the college.

After her profession as a Sister of St Joseph she ministered in Aberdeen, Cundletown and Port Macquarie. Her ministry was cut short by her declining health and she was admitted to St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. Her death at the early age of thirty-eight in St Vincent’s on 4 August 1949 was deplored by all who knew her. She had spent twenty of those years in the congregation to the joy of her Sisters who appreciated her kind and affectionate nature which caused her to be a ray of sunshine in every community where she lived and worked.

Solemn Office and Requiem took place in the convent chapel with thirty priests attending. Most Rev Dr Gleeson, Bishop of Maitland presided. Mass was sung by Sister Mary Rosalie’s brother, Rev Frank McCosker. Her burial took place immediately after the Mass in the Sisters’ section of the Lochinvar cemetery.

From the Lochinvar Magazine 1949