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Sister Mary Rosina Bayliss
Baltimore, Md - Sister Mary Rosina Bayliss, R.S.M., died on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Stella Maris Hospice following a sudden illness. She was a Sister of Mercy, having entered the novitiate in Baltimore, Maryland on September 8, 1954.
Born on March 28, 1936, in Kulpmont, Pa., Virginia Theresa Bayliss was the daughter of John and Julia (Concavage) Bayliss. She grew up in Baltimore, attending St. Alphonsus Elementary School and graduating from Seton High School in 1953. She attended Mount St. Agnes College for one year before entering the Sisters of Mercy.
Sister Rosina earned a bachelor's degree in Chemistry-Math-Education from Mount St. Agnes College and a master's degree in Chemistry-Physics from Clarkson Institute of Technology in Potsdam, N.Y. During her many years of service in several places, Sister took courses to be certified as a paralegal, teacher of sciences, math, religion, and administration in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Her teaching and administration career took her first to Washington, D.C., then to Savannah, the Bronx, Macon, Baltimore, Mobile, Roanoke, and back to Macon where she retired in June, 2002. She often said she was truly grateful for those experiences, as she learned so much from the different school systems and cultures.
Under her leadership at Mount de Sales, Sheridan Hall and Cavalier Fields (her "Field of Dreams") were built and Zuver Hall was begun. She had great success in raising the capital needed. Many new academic programs were begun and others strengthened during her tenure.
After retiring, Sister's experience was drawn upon frequently. She remained active in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) by chairing an ad hoc committee on the conference, serving on several evaluation teams for GISA schools and serving as treasurer of the Loveday Foundation which assists GISA schools with grants. She served on the school Board of Our Lady of Mercy High School in Fairburn, Ga.
Sister also served as a member of the board of directors of the Macon Symphony Orchestra. As a director she served on several committees, including finance, several fund-raising, executive, steering (strategic planning), grant, bylaws revision, policy and procedures, and the search for a new CEO.
Serving on the Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia's Board of Directors, Sister served as capital campaign chair, strategic planning chair, vice-chair/executive committee, and as Chair of the Board. She was very devoted to the mission of Goodwill and spoke often in support of its ministry. She became the unofficial "pray-er" at the organization’s various events. When the Goodwill Works Foundation was established in 2008, Sister was a charter member. During her decade of service and leadership at Goodwill, Helms College was launched as the first licensed, accredited post-secondary degree granting college in the world affiliated with the 160 autonomous Goodwill 501c3 charities in the United States.
She was well-known for her many desserts, which she generously shared with all her friends.
Sister Mary Rosina was very active at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Macon. She often led Communion Services when Father was not available and loved doing this, especially giving the reflection.
Over the years, Sister Mary Rosina had the opportunity to meet and know many famous people, including John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie; Sister Thea Bowman and Sister Joyce Rupp. But she always felt her contact with those she served was most important. With all her awards and recognition – local and national - she wanted to be remembered as the daughter of Catherine McAuley.
A compassionate Sister of Mercy
After moving from Macon in 2013, Sister resided in New Jersey. She faced several health issues before moving to Mercy Villa in Baltimore in 2015. Living at the Villa was pure joy for her, where she reconnected with the many Sisters she had known for 60 years and made many new friends.
Sister Mary Rosina was predeceased by her parents, John and Julia Bayliss, her sister, Bernardine Bayliss Schultheis and a nephew, Craig M. Schultheis. She leaves behind her very dear and closest friend of nearly 47 years, Sister Geraldyne Yerg, O.P., with whom she shared over 40 years journeying together in ministry and in life; a nephew, Charles J. Schultheis (Cori), a niece, Charlene Dougherty, several grandnieces and grandnephews, Sisters of Mercy, and many, many friends.
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