Sister Margaret Henry Blicharz (Veronica Rose), 91, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, of Springfield, Massachusetts, died Aug. 2 at Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Born in West Rutland, she was the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Czachor) Blicharz.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rutland in 1951 from St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in West Rutland. She became a Sister of St. Joseph of Springfield when the congregations merged in 2001.
Sister Blicharz graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland and earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Joseph the Provider in Rutland.
Among her teaching assignments in Vermont were Christ the King School in Rutland, St. Michael School in Brattleboro, St. Mary School in Fair Haven, St. Anthony School in White River Junction and St. Stanislaus School in West Rutland.
In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her brother, Henry Blicharz; her sister, Dorothy Blicharz; and several generations of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and four sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Aug. 4 with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Rutland.