Sister Rose Marie Chisholm was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Sacred Heart Parish in Watertown, Massachusetts, on May 8, 1947, and professed her final vows in 1953. Sister Rose Marie graduated from Watertown Senior High School in Massachusetts and continued her education at Villa Maria College, Erie, PA. She also attended the Cardinal Glennon School of X-ray Technology in St. Louis, MO, where she earned certification as a registered radiologic technician. She taught at Sacred Heart School in Erie for four years. She then dedicated most of her life to health care. She served as an x-ray technician and supervisor at Spencer Hospital in Meadville, PA, and in the same capacity at Titusville Hospital in Titusville, PA, and Orthopedic Associates of Meadville. She spent more than 42 years in the radiology field. She also served as the superior of St. Joseph Convent in Meadville. When she returned to Erie, she ministered as a receptionist, coordinator, and assistant sacristan at the Sisters of St. Joseph Community Living Center for 20 years and as a receptionist at Saint Mary’s Home of Erie.
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