Sr. Margaret Marie Hofstetter, former president of St. Catharine College, dies

Dominican Sister of Peace Margaret Marie Hofstetter, 97, died Jan. 27 at Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine, Ky.

Sister Margaret Marie, a native of Nashville, was in her 72nd year of religious life. She ministered in teaching and educational administration, pastoral ministry, and in leadership of her community.

In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she was a teacher and principal of St. Dominic School in Springfi eld, Ky., from 1946 to 1954. She served as president of St. Catharine College in St. Catharine from 1969 to 1975.

Sister Margaret Marie also served on the leadership team of the Dominican Sisters from 1988 to 1992.

Survivors include a sister, Dominican Sister of Peace Adrian Hofstetter, a brother, Monsignor Robert Hofstetter of the Diocese of Knoxville, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 31 at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel. Burial was in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Sister Margaret Marie’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission.

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