Sister Charlotte Koch, F.S.P.


Sister Charlotte Koch, F.S.P., a founding member of the Franciscan Sisters of Peace who taught at several schools in the archdiocese, died Dec. 6 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 78.

She taught at Assumption School in Peekskill, 1966-1970, and in Manhattan at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 1970-1971, and St. Joseph’s School, 1971-1973. She also taught in New Jersey.

In 1986, she was among the founding members of the Franciscan Sisters of Peace.

Born in Hoboken, N.J., she graduated from Ladycliff Academy in Highland Falls. She entered the Franciscan Sisters novitiate in Peekskill in 1960 and made final vows in 1967. She was also known as Sister M. Germaine.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Ladycliff College, Highland Falls, and a master’s in social studies from City College, New York.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Koch; an aunt, Sister Barbara Anne Ruff, F.M.S.C., and a niece and nephew.

A Funeral Mass was to be offered at Marian Woods Chapel, Hartsdale, Friday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Yonkers.