Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sister Jean McCusker (Sister Mary John Bosco), 87, a member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, passed away peacefully at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor in New Britain on January 7, 2018.

Born in Hartford on December 22, 1930 to the late Charles J. McCusker and Mary Agnes Sweeney McCusker, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on August 22, 1948 and professed her perpetual vows on August 24, 1954.

Sister Jean received a Bachelor of Arts dgree in education from Diocesan Sisters College and a master's degree in theology from Boston College. She taught in the archdiocesan elementary schools and at the former South Catholic High School in Hartford. She also served in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., before becoming a missionary in Stockholm and Norkopping, Sweden, in the late 1970s.

Upon her return to the United States, Sister Jean was an assistant house manager at L’Arche Community in Florida. When she returned to Connecticut, she was the provincial house manager, business office accountant and provincial archivist for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry.

Predeceased by her two sisters, Ruth and Mary, Sister Jean is survived by the sisters in her community, two nieces and two nephews.

Calling hours are Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. at the Sisters of St. Joseph Sedgwick Cedars Residence, 27 Park Road, West Hartford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 Sedgwick Cedars Chapel. The burial will take place at the Sisters of St. Joseph Cemetery in West Hartford immediately following the Mass.

Donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, c/o Office of Mission Advancement, 650 Willard Avenue, Newington, CT 06111.