Margaret Seitz, RSCJ

Margaret Seitz, RSCJ

Birth: April 13, 1936
Profession: July 22, 1965
Death: October 14, 2015

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 18, from 5-7 p.m. at the Maspons Funeral Home, 3500 SW 8th Street in Miami, Florida. A Mass celebrating her life will be offered, Monday, October 19, at 7 p.m. at St. Hugh Catholic Church, 3460 Royal Rd., Coconut Grove, Florida. A Mass celebrating her life will also be offered on Saturday, October 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1250 Kensington Road, in Bloomfield, Michigan. Burial will take place at the cemetery of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Margaret Theresa Seitz was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Harry William Seitz and Mildred Schroeder Seitz. Predeceased by her parents, Sister Seitz is survived by her sisters, Jo Anne Seitz Daly (Leo) of Flint, Michigan, and Helen Seitz Robinette (Joseph) of Richmond, New York; a brother, H. Jerome Seitz (Jerry) of Warren, Michigan; a number of nieces and nephews; and her sisters in the Society of the Sacred Heart. Sister Seitz entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1957 at Kenwood in Albany, New York. She made first vows in 1960 and her final profession in Rome on July 22, 1965. Sister Seitz began her long, energetic and fruitful educational work as a teacher in Sacred Heart Schools in Rochester, New York. She served in education for more 30 years, most recently as assistant head for curriculum at the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, Florida, a post she held for the past 16 years. Her extraordinary leadership as headmistress was honored at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and the Doane Stuart School in Albany, New York. Her leadership history also included the roles of principal at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans and dean of students at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Noroton, Connecticut. She also held the position of director at the Teacher Development Institute in Houston, Texas. Her early years in the Society found her teaching students at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Rochester, New York; the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and The Rosary in New Orleans, where she served as middle school principal. She received her bachelor’s in English from Maryville College in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1957 and her master’s in English and history education from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of the Sacred Heart, 4120 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108.


Submitted by Ginny Hamel on

I loved you,Marge.
you were a wonderful woman,I had always hoped that we'd meet up once more in this lifetime.
I guess we'll have to wait til heaven.
rest in God's heart,you have worked so hard and loved so well.

Submitted by Judith Kapp, RSM on

Thank you Marge for taking a chance on a 21 yr old, just graduated from college woman back in 1981 at Doane Stuart. I loved my time at DS. It, along with the influence of Sisters like you taught me to truly love teaching. No where else would I have been able to teach upper level Math so early in my career. I trust you are enjoying Eternal Life with Madeleine Sophie, and Katherine Wansboro to name a few! Eternal rest grant unto you and my perpetual light shine upon you. May your soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. ❤️

Submitted by Benjamin Lee on

Sr. Seitz changed my life.
I vividly remember her -- tall, imposing, but smiling and warm -- telling me firmly: "You, sir, I am preparing to be a principal!" I had thought we were just talking.
I'll soon enter my second decade of principal-ship and I often think back to Marge's wisdom, kindness, encouragement, and support. We had a "mutual admiration society" (her phrase) to which I owe a great deal.
Thank you, Marge, and thanks to the Society which nurtured (and nurtures) her and so many other human beings, allowing them to make such a difference to others.

Submitted by Chrsitian Vaicius on

Sister Sietz was a great mentor to me in my early days as an educator. I always had an "in" with her because she loved my wife - who she taught at the Rosary in New Orleans. However we had some great conversations in Miami and New Orleans. Her passion and love of education was so important in my formative years as an educator of the Sacred Heart.

Submitted by Andrea Morris Rudnik on

Sr. Seitz meant so much to me as a floundering high schooler. She put things in perspective, and gave me hope for the future. I often thought of her wisdom as I became a teacher, a mother and now a grandmother. What a blessing she was for my life, and many others whose lives she touched.