Sister Dorothy Franz
Sister Dorothy Franz
Franciscan Sister Dorothy Franz died Aug. 7 in Gilchrist Hospice, Towson, Md., at age 80.

Sister Dorothy, formerly Sister Edward Miriam, was born in Baltimore. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia congregation in 1958 and professed her first vows in 1960. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Neumann University, Aston, Pa., and a master of arts degree in administration from Towson University. She ministered primarily in elementary education and parish ministry, serving as a director of religious education and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process. In the Trenton Diocese, she served in St. Anthony School, Hamilton. Other positions she served were in the Diocese of Harrisburg and the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Sister Dorothy was survived by a cousin and by her Franciscan family.

A viewing will be held in St. Paul Church, Ellicott City, MD, Aug. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to  9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Aug. 12 at noon in St. Paul Church. Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Baltimore.

Memorial donations can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.