Sister Justina Maloney a member of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fargo died Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Sister Justina was born July 1, 1921 in Cavalier, ND, the first of two children born to Tom and Luella (Bechtel) Maloney. She attended grade school in Stillwater, British Columbia, three years of high school at Seton Academy in Vancouver, B.C. and graduated from Cavalier High School. Esther, as she was known, attended the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, for two years before entering the convent in Fargo in 1942. She celebrated her Golden Jubilee of Profession in 1995.
Sister graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in 1947 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics and minors in Science and Art. She later graduated from NDSU with a Master’s in Education and a minor in Biology.
Sr. Justina taught art in Catholic grade schools for four years and various subjects at high schools in New Rockford, Langdon and Fargo for twenty-three years. After teaching, sister ministered at Villa Nazareth, Fargo, City Hospital, New Rockford and St. Mary’s Parish, Park River.
Sr. Justina is survived by the members of her religious community, her brother, Dr. Walter Maloney of Colorado Springs and five nieces. She was preceded in death by her father and mother.
Visitation will be 6-7 P.M. Thursday, May 3, 2018 with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. The funeral will be at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. In place of flowers, donations may be made to Presentation Foundation.