Sister M. Anthony Reichmuth, OSF, who spent the greater part of her ministry as a cook for the students of Stella Niagara, died Feb. 16, 2020, at Stella Niagara Health Center, Stella Niagara.
The daughter of Bernard and Mary Grad Reichmuth, was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Buffalo. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and spent one year at St. Ann Commercial School, both in Buffalo. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity on Sept. 3, 1944. She then professed her first vows on Aug. 18, 1946, and perpetual vows three years later, at Stella Niagara.
Sister Anthony began her ministry as a cook at St. Anthony Convent, in Charleston, W.V. in 1946. She went on to serve at St. Ann Convent, Buffalo and St. Lawrence Convent, Buffalo. Throughout the 1950s, she served as a cook in convents in the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio. She returned to Stella Niagara as assistant school cook in 1960, then as school cook from 1970-2005.
After her retirement from full-time ministry in 2005, she continued to serve at special events at Stella Niagara Education Park and also spent countless hours as a volunteer in the kitchen at the Fatima Shrine, Lewiston. She became a resident of the Stella Niagara Health Center in June 2017.
Sister Anthony is survived by her sister, Marguerite Martin. She is predeceased by her parents and siblings—Mary Kuchnowski, Anna Marie Bruenn, Bernice Zimmerman, Celia Gianconicra, Bernard, Emily and Anthony Reichmuth.
A funeral Mass will be held Feb. 20, at the Sisters' Chapel, Stella Niagara, with burial in the Sisters' Cemetery, also in Stella Niagara.