Sister Rosaria Acton went to her eternal reward on January 3, 2106. Sister Rosaria was born in County Galway, Ireland on April 16, 1926. She was the eldest of five children and the only daughter. She received her primary and secondary education in Ireland.
In 1947 she entered the Presentation Sisters Congregation at Fargo, ND with eight other young women from Ireland. She made her final profession of vows in August, 1953.
Sister Rosaria completed her B.A. and B.C. Degree at St Teresa’s College in Winona, MN and completed her M.T.S. Degree from the Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. in 1962.
Sister Rosaria began her many years of teaching at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Fargo, ND. She taught there from 1949-1954. She was the chemistry teacher at Shanley from 1956-1970. She returned to Shanley and served from 1978-1983 as Assistant Principal and religious instructor. Sister also taught elementary school at Portageville and Poplar Bluff, MO for many years.
Sister Rosaria was President of the Congregation from 1970 -1977. She also served many years in other leadership positions in the Fargo Diocese.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Peter and Christopher Acton.
Sister Rosaria is survived by her brothers Adrian and Michael and sister-in-law’s, Bredie, Kathleen and her Presentation Sisters.