A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 29 in McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung, for Mercy Sister Jean Baumann, who died Aug. 25 at age 79.
Born in New Brunswick and raised in Sayreville, Sister Jean attended Our Lady of Victories School, Sayreville, and St. Mary High School, South Amboy.
She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1947 and received a bachelor of science degree from Georgian Court College, Lakewood. Her work as a Sister of Mercy included teaching in schools in the Dioceses of Camden, Trenton and Metuchen.
In the Diocese of Trenton, she taught in St. Joseph School, Trenton, from 1956 to 1960; St. James School, Red Bank, from 1960 to 1966; Our Lady of Lourdes School, Milltown, from 1966 to 1973; Sts. Philip and James School, Phillipsburg , from 1973 to 1974.
Her last teaching assignment was St. Joseph School/Holy Family Academy Bound Brook, where she served a total of 24 years from 1974 to 1998. (St. Joseph School was in the Trenton Diocese until 1981, then became part of the Metuchen Diocese after the diocese was established. In 1992, St. Joseph School was reorganized and went on to become Holy Family Academy.)
Sister Jean retired to St. James Convent, Red Bank, where she lived for six years, before moving to McAuley Hall Health Care Center in 2004.
Sister Jean is survived by one brother and sister-in-law and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Burial was in New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin.
Memorial donations may be made to Sisters of Mercy, Mid-Atlantic Community, Mount St. Mary, 1645 Highway 22, Watchung, N.J. 07069.[[In-content Ad]]