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Sr. Ronald Marie Hax

September 11, 2022

Sister Ronald Marie Hax died September 11, 2022 at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, Watertown at the age of 74. She was born, daughter of Howard Hax and Elizabeth Moore Hax.

She was a graduate of Alexandria Central School, Alexandria Bay. She then graduated from SUNY Canton in Business Administration. Sister Ronald entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 7, 1968. She received the habit on June 20, 1969 and made Final Profession on August 23, 1975. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Villa Maria College, Erie, PA and her Masters Degree from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY. She taught in Sacred Heart School, Watertown, NY, Bishop Smith School, Malone, NY, St. Augustine’s School, Peru, NY, St. Agnes School, Lake Placid, NY, Augustinian Academy, Carthage, NY, Holy Family School, Watertown, NY, St. Joseph’s School, Massena, NY, teacher and principal at St. James School, Gouverneur, NY and teacher at St. Mary’s School, Ticonderoga, NY. Sister Ronald Marie returned to a prayer apostolate at the Motherhouse in 2014.

Sister Ronald Marie is survived by her brother Ronald and sister-in-law Cindy and by her brother-in-law Thurmond Hazelton. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her sister Linda Hazelton.

Sister Ronald Marie enjoyed her family cottage on Lake Millsite, Redwood, NY. She loved swimming and canoeing. Her favorite baseball team was the Atlanta Braves.

Funeral arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. Waking hours will be at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel on Tuesday, September 13, beginning at 2:00 pm. and ending with a Vespers Service at 4:45 pm. The funeral liturgy will be held at the Motherhouse Chapel on Wednesday, September 14, at 10:30 am. Rev. Matthew Conger will be the celebrant and the homilist. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#8 Darlene Lopez 2022-09-19 20:54
Condoleneces to the family. Sister Ronald Marie, aka Pat was our babysitter when we were young. She was always so sweet and nice. I have fond memories of her, and wish eternal peace for her.
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#7 Kathie Rooney 2022-09-15 23:04
Ron and family,
So sorry to read about Sister, all of you are in my prayers. My family and I have the most wonderful memories renting the cabins at Millsite Lake. We loved your family and had such fun times. In fact the last time I took my mom to see our old vacation spot, we were lucky enough to see Sister there, she was visiting!
She was kind and sweet as always. May she rest in peace and know she is with you always….
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#6 Steven Hax 2022-09-13 12:45
Warm memories & Loving memories of my Aunt Pat .
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#5 Shirley Wimmer 2022-09-13 08:52
Ron and Family,
I'm so very sorry to hear of my best friend Pat, we had many good times as classmates, never forgotten. Sending prayers and condolences to her family.
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#4 Margo Fowler 2022-09-13 07:29
So sorry to hear about Pat, as she was to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
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#3 Cynthia Simpson 2022-09-12 20:02
My old friend Patty, we had so much fun! I shall miss you, Rest In Peace ❤️❤️❤️
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#2 Dorman Burtch 2022-09-12 16:50
Sr Ronald Marie, Patty, or "Sam" as she was also known, was a high school classmate, intelligent and quiet. We crossed paths only once after graduation, at a hometown diner. I regret that I didn't get to say much more than hello. I send my condolences and regards to her family, especially her brother, Ron..
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#1 Clover & Wes Gleason 2022-09-12 16:29
Ron and family,
We are so sorry to learn of Sister Ronald Marie's passing. We had heard she had been ill for a while. Please know that our prayers are with you all for peace and comfort.
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