Recipient Profile

1968 Mother Xavier Award Recipient

1968 Mother Xavier Award Recipient

A History major, Rosemary received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1953. She practiced law from 1954-81, specializing in trusts and estates, corporations, family law, and taxation.

Rosemary taught part-time at Mt. St. Dominic Academy (which inducted her into its Hall of Fame), Katharine Gibbs School, and Seton Hall University. She earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Fordham University in 1964. In 1981 she was appointed a Judge of the New Jersey District Court; in 1983 she became a Superior Court Judge, and served on the Bench until 1998.

Rosemary was active in the World Federation of Catholic Youth, the Newark Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, and the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council. She served on the board of the National Assembly for Social Policy and Development (of which she was President from 1971-74), the Advisory Committee on International Organization of the U.S. Department of State, and the boards of the National Council on Philanthropy and the National 9 Center for Voluntary Action.

Rosemary received the Marian Award from Caldwell College (1961), the Mother Xavier Award (1968), and the Holy Father's Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award (1979).

"The nuns, the courses, the many friends, the discussions, quiet times in the Chapel - all had a positive influence. What I am today, I would not be without, in part, my years at St. E's."