Sister Michael Marie Friedman, 75, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Sept. 12, 2022, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 57th year of religious life. She was a native of Glennonville, Mo.
Sister Michael Marie followed in the footsteps of her Ursuline teachers from elementary school, devoting 45 years as an educator before serving in outreach ministry. All of her ministry was in Kentucky. She was a 1964 graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy, and in 2013, she was honored by the alumnae with the Maple Leaf Award. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Brescia College in 1969, and a master’s degree in education from Murray State University in 1978.
She taught at Mary Carrico School, Knottsville (1969-72) and St. Mary High School, Paducah (1981-85). She was principal at St. Paul School, Princeton (1972-73), St. Alphonsus School, St. Joseph (1973-75), St. Romuald School, Hardinsburg (1975-81), St. Mary Elementary School, Paducah (1985-89), Owensboro Catholic Middle School (1989-90) and St. James Catholic Regional School, Elizabethtown (1990-2015). She served in pastoral outreach in Livingston County from 2015-21. She served as information receptionist and daily annalist at the Motherhouse (2021-22).
Survivors include the members of her religious community and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Johanna Friedman, and her siblings Vincent Friedman, Patricia Howell and Richard Friedman.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin Thursday at 4 p.m., followed by the rosary and praying the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 6:30 p.m.
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro, is handling arrangements.
Donations in memory of Sister Michael Marie may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.