OUR TEACHERS

 

 

 

 

The photos below are of all the nuns who were at Mercy during our four years.  (They may have been at Mercy for more years than noted, we've listed only the years we attended.)  We've also listed the subjects they taught during that time, which may have varied from year to year. Though most have passed, there are a number who are still active and whom we intend to invite to share in our reunion. We have noted their status as deceased, active or in assisted living, beneath their pictures.  We thank Sister Madeline Moore (Stanislaus) for taking the time to provide all the updates, contact information and dates of death. We have included contact information for the sisters who are still active, in the event that any members of our class would like to contact them. 

 

 

 


 
 
  

Sister Mary Geraldine Siefring
Principal ('66, '67, '68)
Deceased 12/5/92
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Mercy Sister Geraldine Siefring, a principal and teacher in the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre Dioceses, died December 5,  two days after her 95th birthday.  She served 72 years as a Sister of Mercy.
 
A former principal at Catherine McAuley High School, Brooklyn, she worked at the school from 1983 untill her retirement in 1986. She also served as principal of Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset, 1951-57 and at Mercy High School, Riverhead, 1962-68.  From 1943 to 1946 she was a teacher at St. Patrick's School, Bay Shore.
 
The funeral mass was held December 10 at the convent of Mercy here.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.
 
 

 

Sister Mary Boniface Stoebe
Office Assistant/Registrar
('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 3/13/02
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Sister of Mercy Mary Boniface Stoebe, 95, died March 13 after 71 years of religious life.  Except for two years spent in child care ministry, Sister Mary Boniface spent those years ministering in education, including 31 years working in the office at Mercy High School, Riverhead (1963-94).
 
She also taught at many schools in the Brooklyn Diocese.
 
A funeral mass was celebrated March 16 at the Mercy Convent here.  Burial followed in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

Sister Mary Liguori Meng
Physics, Chess Club
('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 6/30/92
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Mercy Sister Mary Liguori Meng, a teacher at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset, from 1944 to 1956, and Mercy High School, Riverhead, from 1956 to 1969, died at the Mercy Sisters' Convent here June 30.  She was 92.
 
Sister entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1920.  Besides teaching in the Rockville Centre Diocese, she also served in Brooklyn.  She had resided at the Mercy Convent here since 1989.
 
The funeral mass was July 3 at the convent here.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.

Sister Mary Cleophas Keegan
Latin I, II, II, IV, Latin Club
('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 1/15/80    
 
Brooklyn - A mass of Christian Burial for Sr. Mary Cleophas Keegan, RSM was offered at the Convent of Mercy.
 
Sr. Mary Cleophas, daughter of Joseph Keegan and Bridget Donohue, was born in Brooklyn, and entered the Sisters of Mercy, August 15, 1925.
 
Sr. Mary Cleophas served in the following schools:  Holy Rosary, Sacred Heart, Mercy Commercial, St. Gerard, St. Thomas Aquinas, Catherine McAuley High School, Mercy Juniorate, all in Brooklyn, Mercy High School, Riverhead and Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset in the Rockville Centre diocese.
 
Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.

   

Sister Mary Consilio (Alice Collins)
Math I, II, III and IV
('66, '67)
Deceased 12/27/84
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - A funeral mass was ofered at the Convent of Mercy here Dec. 29 for Sister Mary Consilio (Alice Collins), who died Dec. 27.  A Brooklyn native, Sister Mary Consilio was 69 years old and had been a member of the Brooklyn Sisters of Mercy for 50 years.
 
Sister Mary Consilio taught at a number of schools in the Brooklyn diocese, and on Long Island at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset, and Mercy High School, Riverhead.  At the time of her death she was in residence at Queen of Angels convent, Long Island City.
 
Sister Mary Consilio is not survived by any close relatives.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

                      

Sister Anne Rost  (Zita)
Biology, Chemistry, Religion III,
Science Club ('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 6/5/79
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Riverhead - A Mass of Resurrection for Sister Anne Rost, formerly Sr. Mary Zita , was offered in Mercy Convent here.
 
Sister Anne Rost, daughter of Philip and Rose (Murman) Rost was born in Brooklyn and entered the Sister of Mercy, February 2, 1935.  She is survived by her brother Philip Rost and her sisters, Sr. Mary John, O.P. of the Hawthorne Communty; Blanche Driscoll; and Catherine Hemrick.
 
Sister Anne Rost served in the following schools in Brooklyn:  Convent of Mercy, St. Gerard, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Brigid, Mercy Juniorate, Mater Christi H.S. and St. Jerome where she was principal, and in Rockville Centre, in:  St. Patrick, Bay Shore; Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset;  St. Mary's Home, Syosset; St. Joseph the Worker, East Patchogue; and Mercy High School, Riverhead where she was teaching until the time of her death.
 
Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
 
 
 


Sister Madeline Moore
(Stanislaus)
Music, English I, Glee Club
('66, '67, '68, '69)
Active
240 Syosset-Woodbury Road
Syosset, NY  11791
1-516-921-3057

 

Sister Mary Claudia Gesell
Regent's Typing, Typewriting I, II,
Personal Typing, General Business,
Business Law, Introduction to
Business ('66, '67, '68)
Deceased 9/10/88
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 13 at the Convent of Mercy here for Sister of Mercy Mary Claudia Gesell who died September 10.  Sister Mary Claudia was 89 years old.
 
Born in Brooklyn, Sister Mary Claudia entered Religious life in 1930.  She taught in Catholic schools throughout the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre, including Our Lady of Peace School, Lynbrook, and Mercy High School, Riverhead.
 
Sister Mary Claudia is survived by her sisters, Germaine Strzelcyzk and Marion Stines.
 
Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery here followed the funeral mass.

Sister Mary Leo (Anne Phillips)
Religion III, French I, II, III, Band
French Club ('66, '67, '68)
Deceased 7/23/08
 
Long Island Catholic

Brooklyn - Sister Anne Phillips, a Sister of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community, died July 23 at Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood.  Sister Anne (formerly Sister Mary Leo) was 88 years old.  She entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1939.

She was a teacher, serving locally at St. Patrick, Bay Shore (1945-1946 and 1959-1960); Mercy High School, Riverhead (1961-1968); and Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Hicksville (1968-1980).  She also served in the Brooklyn Diocese at St. Thomas Aquinas, Holy Rosary, St. Gregory, St. Jerome and Sacred Heart.

Sister Anne then worked as a fiscal assistant at St. Mary's Children & Family Services in Syosset from 1980 to 1993.  She retired in 1993, residing at Holy Trinity Convent, Hicksville and the Convent of Mercy in Brooklyn.

Sister Anne is survived by a sister, Sister Helen Phillips of Maryknoll, her brothers Edward and Robert Phillips and her sisters Margaret and Patricia Phillips.

 


Sister Mary Leone O'Sullivan (Susan O'Sullivan)
American History, Economic Principles,
Consumer Eononomics, 
Independent Study, Political Science
Organization, Forensic Club 
('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 8/30/85
 
Long Island Catholic and other sources
 
Brooklyn - Sister Mary Leonie O'Sullivan, a teacher, principal and social worker with the Sisters of Mercy here, died August 30.  She was born Susan O'Sullivan, daughter of Nellie Naughton and James O'Sullivan, on May 20, 1907.  She entered the Sisters of Mercy on February 23, 1931 and received the Holy Habit and the name Mary Leonie on September 1, 1931.  She professed her First Vows on September 8, 1933 and her Final Vows on September 8, 1936.
 
Sister Leonie taught in the following schools in the Brooklyn Diocese:  St. Gerard Majella, Hollis; Holy Innocents and St. Agatha.  She was Principal of St. Therese of Lisieux and of the Mercy Juniorate High School and taught at Normal School.  In the Rockville Centre Diocese she served at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset and at Mercy High School, Riverhead. 
 
Sister also served as a social worker at the Angel Guardian Home and Mercy Home for Children, both in Brooklyn.
 
She is survived by a sister, Mary O'Sullivan, and a brother, James O'Sullivan, both of Brooklyn.
 
A funeral mass, celebrated by Msgr. Vincent Jeffers, was offered in the Convent of Mercy, Brooklyn.  Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.

 

 

Sister Mary James (Dorothy Tighe)
Religion III, IV, Cheerleaders
('66, '67, '68. '69)
(Deceased 5/22/10)
  
Long Island Catholic  June 2, 2010 | Vol. 49, No. 11 

 

Brooklyn — Sister Dorothy Tighe, who was a teacher and campus minister at Mercy High School, Riverhead from 1962-2002, died May 22 at Mercy Center in Dallas, Pa. A member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community, her former religious name was Sister Mary James. She was 88, and was a Sister of Mercy for 71 years.

Sister Dorothy studied Theology at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, earned a B.S. in Education from Fordham University and a Master’s in Theology from St. Bonaventure University.

Before coming to Mercy H.S., she taught in schools of the Brooklyn Diocese: St. Brigid’s, Holy Rosary, St. Agatha’s, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Queen of Angels.

She retired to the Convent of Mercy here, and in 2008, moved to Mercy Center in Dallas, Pa. She is survived by her sister Isabelle Molnor and her nieces and nephews. Her funeral Mass was offered at the Convent of Mercy here on May 27; burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery here.

 

Sister Maureen Gregory (Pia)
Math 9, English I, II,
Business Arithmetic,
Intermediate Algebra
Trigonometry,Yearbook
 ('66, '67, '68)
Active
525 Convent Road
Syosset, NY  11791
1-516-921-3680
 


Sister Helen Marie Griffen (Anacletus)
Religion I, Mission Club
('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 2/2/01
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Sister Helen Marie Griffin gave 72 years to ministry as a member of the Sisters of Mercy.  An educator formerly known as Sister Mary Anacletus, she was 89 when she died Feb. 2.
 
Her local assignments were at Our Lady of Mercy Novitiate, Syosset, from 1930 to 1931; Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset from 1944 to 1945 and 1951 to 1952; and Mercy High School, Riverhead from 1961 to 1985.
 
Her assignments in the Brooklyn Diocese included the Convent of Mercy, St. Brigid's, St. Agatha's, St. Patrick's, St. Jerome's, Holy Rosary, St. Gregory's, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Catherine McAuley High School. 
 
A funeral mass was offered Feb. 6 at the Convent of Mercy here; burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, also in Brooklyn.
 
 
 

Sister Louise Sheehan (Venard)
English III, IV, Religion II, III,
Press Club, Y.C.S.,
Mercy Highlights
('66, '67, '68, '69)
Active
Holy Trinity Convent
128 Cherry Lane
Hicksville, NY  11801-3501
1-516-433-4770 x23
 

Sister Mary Dorothy Matthews (Margaret Mary Matthews)
Math I, II, Intermediate Algebra,
Trigonometry,  Religion II,
Chess Club, Basketball,
Legion of Mary
('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 2/3/87
 
Sister Mary Dorothy was born Margaret Mary Matthews on July 6, 1911 in Brooklyn, NY.  She joined the Brooklyn Sisters of Mercy on August 15, 1930.  She died on February 3, 1987 at the Convent of Mercy in Brooklyn. 
 
Sister taught in the following schools in the Brooklyn Diocese: St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Jerome, St. Brigid, St. Agatha and Catherine McAuley High School.  In the Rockville Centre Diocese she taught at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset and Mercy High School, Riverhead.  Sister retired to the Convent of Mercy in 1986.
 
She is survived by  Sr. Mary Redempta, RSM; and Sister Mary Celeste, RSM,  her brothers James, Leo and Bill Matthews and sisters Ann Trahan and Dorothy Berkery.
 
A funeral mass was held at the Convent of Mercy in Brooklyn on February 7, 1987.  The celebrant was Rev. Joseph Hoffman and interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.
 

Sister Mary Laurence (Marie Kennedy)
English IV, Shorthand I, Legion
of Mary, Crosscurrents ('66)
Deceased 12/23/93
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Syosset - Mercy Sister Marie Kennedy, an educator and pastoral worker who most recently served as a consultant to the Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC), died Dec. 23.  She was a resident of St. Mary of the Angels Convent here at the time of her death.
 
Sister Marie, who died the day before her 75th birthday, was a Brooklyn native and a Sister of Mercy for 54 years.
 
She was a teacher at a number of schools in the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre Dioceses, including St. Patrick's, Bay Shore, from 1944 to 1947; Our Lady of Mercy Academy here, 1947 to 1948, and Mercy High School, Riverhead, 1960 to 1966.  From 1966 to 1974 she was co-principal at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville.
 
Sister Marie also worked in prison ministry in Nassau County, served on the board of directors for the Sisters of Mercy, was coordinator of Pax Christi Long Island and was involved in retreat work, especially with the disabled and the homebound.
 
The funeral mass was offered Dec. 28 at Our Lady of Mercy Academy here.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.
 
Sister Marie is survived by four brothers, Arthur Kennedy, William Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy and John Kennedy, and two sister, Dorothy Nowicke and Rita Gallagher.
 
Sister Mary Hugh (Anna McDougall)
Library ('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 2/4/89
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Sister Mary Hugh, who ministered to generations of students at Mercy High School, Riverhead, died February 4.  She was 74 years old and, having entered the Brooklyn Sister of Mercy on August 15, 1931, at the age of 17, had been a Religious for 57 years.
 
Sister Mary Hugh, whose baptismal name was Anna McDougall, was  born in Brooklyn and taught at St. Agatha, St. Gerard, St. Jerome, and St. Gregory Schools, Bishop McDonnell High School and the Diocesan Normal School there.  She also taught at St. Mary of the Angels Home in Syosset.
 
Sister Mary Hugh was part of the first faculty at Mercy High School when the school opened in 1956 and spent the rest of her active ministry - 32 years - as teacher and librarian there.
 
While working full time at Mercy High School and even after ill health forced her to retire in 1987, Sister Mary Hugh was actively involved in prison ministry.  Among her many awards for service was the Certificate of
Award for outstanding service and contributions to the Suffolk County Correctional Facilities.  Sister Mary Hugh also ministered to divorced and separated Catholics and was active in Teams of Our Lady.
 
Sister Mary Hugh was waked at the Convent of Mercy in Riverhead for two days, at the close of which Bishop Wcela was principal celebrant of a mass for her.
 
Bishop McGann was the principal celebrant and preached the homily at the mass for Sister Mary Hugh at the chapel of the Convent of Mercy here the evening of Feb. 8.  Bishop Markiewicz was among the concelebrants of that liturgy.  A third mass was offered by her cousin, Father Paul A. Wood, associate pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church here, at the convent chapel immediately preceding her burial at Holy Cross Cemetery here. 
 
Sister Mary Hugh is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  (One of whom is our own John de la Rionda)
 

Sister Mary Margaret
World Geography, English I ('66)
Left the convent
 
 

Sister Mary Rosarita (Anne Johnston)
Guidance Counselor, National
Honor Society ('66)
Active
Marion Woods
152 Ridge Road
Hartsdale, NY  10530-2205
1-914-750-6000

 

Sister Mary Placida (Margaret O'Connor)
Religion II, French I, II, III,
Yearbook
('66)
Deceased 7/1/89
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Syosset - A funeral mass was offered here on July 3 for Sister of Mercy Margaret O'Connor, who died July 1 at St. Mary of the Angels Convent here.  She was 71 years old and had entered the Brooklyn Sisters of Mercy in 1935.
 
Sister Margaret taught at several schools in the Brooklyn diocese and in St. Patrick's School, Bay Shore; Our Lady of Mercy Academy here; Mercy High School, Riverhead; and Holy Trinity High School, Hicksville.   She also served as an administrative assistant at St. Mary of the Angels Home in Syosset.
 
Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, followed the mass.  
 
She is survived by a brother, Joseph, of Rockville Centre.             

              

Sister Mary Eugene Farrell
World History, Modern European
History, General Business for
Economic Understanding,
Student Council, Student Court 
('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 8/9/84
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Sister Mary Eugene Farrell, who taught from 1962 to 1983 at Mercy High School in Riverhead, died recently at the Convent of Mercy in Brooklyn.
 
Sister Mary Eugene was born in Freeport in 1912, and entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1934.
 
She had also taught in St. Brigid's School, Convent of Mercy School, St. Therese of Lisieux School, St. Jerome School and Catherine McAuley High School, all in the Brooklyn diocese; and from 1949 to 1950 taught at St. Patrick's School, Bay Shore.
 
Illness caused her retirement from teaching at Mercy High School.
 
She is survived by a sister, Catherine Schulz of New York City; and a brother, Edward Farrell of Oceanside.
 
A funeral mass was offered for her at the Convent of Mercy.  Burial took place in Holy Cross Cemetery.
 
 
 
Sister Mary Thomasina Smith
Secretarial Practice, Office Practice,
Transcription, Bookkeeping, 
Shorthand ('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 3/15/05
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Sister of Mercy M. Thomasina Smith, died March 15.  She was a Sister of Mercy for 61 years, including 47 years serving at McGann-Mercy High School, Riverhead (formerly Mercy High School).
 
A memorial mass will be celebrated for Sister Thomasina at the high school April 12 at 7 p.m.
 
She taught business subjects at Mercy H.S. from 1958 until 1985, then worked in development for the school until last year when she became ill.  In a letter on the school's website, Principal Steven Cheeseman noted "rarely do we come across people as loving, nuturing and full of joy as Sister Thomasina.  She demonstrated the true spirit of Mercy that all of us who know her try to emulate."
 
In her early ministry, she served at Holy Innocents School and the Convent of Mercy, both in Brooklyn. 
 
Her funeral mass was offered at Convent of Mercy Chapel here March 21; she was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery here.
 
Her funeral mass was offered at the Convent of Mercy in Brooklyn.
 


Sister Andrea Peters
General Science, Biology, Physical
Science, Legion of Mary,
Monarch (Yearbook)
Girls Softball ('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 10/9/02
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Sister of Mercy Mary Andrea Peters, longtime science teacher at Mercy High School, Riverhead, died Oct. 9.  A member of the Sisters of Mercy, Brooklyn Region, for 65 years, she was 82.
 
Her first teaching assignment was at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset;  she also taught at Our Lady of Peace in Lynbrook.  From 1965 to 1987 she taught at Mercy High School, Riverhead, and after her retirement volunteered on the east end.
 
Her assignments in the Brooklyn Diocese included, St. Gregory's, Holy Innocents, St. Patrick's, Mater Christi H.S. and Holy Rosary, where she was principal.
 
 

 

    

Sister Mary Bernarda
Art I, II, III, American History, 
Guidance I, Art Club, Legion of Mary
('66, '67)
Left the convent

  

Sister Mary Gemma (Dorothy Sagona)
(Sibling of Sister Mary Inez aka Sister Margaret Sagona)
Home Economics I, II, III,
English II, Religion III,
Sewing Club ('66,'67)
Active 
Marian Woods
Room 101
152 Ridge Road
Hartsdale, NY  10530
1-914-750-6101

 

Sister Margaret Egan (Cletus)
Math 10, II, 12, Intermediate Algebra,
Latin II, Trigonometry, Religion,
Varsity Club, Forensic Club
Club ('66, '67, '68, '69)
Deceased 6/28/03
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Sister Margaret Egan died June 28 in her 60th year as a Sister of Mercy.  She lived at Mercy Convent in Riverhead, where she was a volunteer ESL teacher at the Riverhead Library, after retiring from a teaching ministry that included 20 years on the faculty of Mercy High School.
 
Sister Margaret taught at St. Patrick's School, Bay shore (1988-1995); Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset (1955-1961); and Mercy High School, Riverhead (1964-1984). After attending Southampton College, she taught computer classes at several schools of the diocese from 1986 to 1995.  She then officially retired from the classroom, and became a volunteer, teaching English as a second language in Riverhead.
 
Her early assignments were in the Brooklyn Diocese and included St. Gregory, St. Gerard Majella, St. Brigid and Sacred Heart elementary schools, and Catherine McAuley High School.  She also worked at Angel Guardian Home.
 
Her mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 3 at the Convent of Mercy here;  burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

                                                   

Sister Mary Jeremiah (Catherine McDonough)
Spanish I, II, Religion I, II,
Spanish Club, Young
Christian Students ('66, '67, '68)
Deceased 9/8/08
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Sister Catherine McDonough, 95, a Sister of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community in Brooklyn died on Sept. 8 at the Convent of Mercy here.
 
She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1932.  Her religious name was Sister Mary Jeremiah.  She spent most of her religious life serving in the education ministry.
 
In the Diocese of Rockville Centre, she taught at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset (1947-1948) and Mercy High School, now McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, in Riverhead (1964-1968).
 
She also taught at several schools in the Brooklyn Diocese; Holy Innocents (1935-1940); St. Jerome (1936-1937); Holy Innocents (1937-1939); St. Gerard Majella in Hollis (1939-1940); St. Brigid (1940-1944); Catherine McAuley High School (1948-1964); and Mater Christi Diocesan High School in Astoria (1968-1990).  She retired in 1992 to the Convent of Mercy here.
 
Sister Catherine's funeral mass was celebrated at the Convent of Mercy on Sept. 11.  Burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery here.

 

Sister Mary Brian
English IV, Religion II, Cross
Currents ('67)
Left the convent

Sister Georgette Quinn (Fides)
English II, III, Literary Club,
Student Government
('67, '68, '69)
Deceased 12/2/94
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - A funeral mass was offered at the Convent of Mercy here Dec. 5 for Sister of Mercy Georgette Quinn, who died Dec. 2.  She was 76.
 
Sister Georgette, who was living with her sister in Baldwin at the time of her death, devoted her ministry to education. She taught at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset, during the 1961-1962 school year;  Mercy High School, Riverhead, from 1966-1974; Our Lady of Peace School, Lynbrook, 1978-1982; and a number of schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
 
Sister Georgette is survived by two sisters, Mary Cawley of Baldwin and Bertha Coghlan of Stewart, Fla.
 
Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn followed the funeral mass.

 

Sister Mary Pierre (Jane Talbot)
French I, II, Social Studies I,
French Club ('67)
Deceased 6/5/09
Long Island Catholic June 17, 2009 Vol. 48, No. 13                                                 
 
Brooklyn - Mercy Sister Jane Talbot, who taught at Our Lady of Mercy Academy and Mercy High School, died June 5 at Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood.  She was 83 and a Sister of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community for 59 years; her religious name was Sister Mary Pierre.
 
A French teacher, she served at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset in 1953-54, 1956-59 and 1967-73; she worked at Mercy High School, Riverhead from 1966-67.
 
She also taught at these high schools:  Catherine McAuley, Mercy Juniorate, and Mater Christi in the Brooklyn Discese; St. Joseph's in Danbury, Conn. and Cathedral in Bridgeport, Conn.
 
Sister Jane worked in parish ministry in Brooklyn and Connecticut and served the homebound with Catholic Charities in Danbury.
 
She earned a bachelor's degree in French from Adelphi University and a masters in French literature from Seton Hall University.  She also received a certificate in gerontology from the University of Bridgeport.
 
Her survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, David and Mary Jo Talbot, and her nieces and nephews.
 
Her funeral mass was celebrated at the Convent of Mercy here, June 9.  Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.

   

Sister Jeanne McCarthy (Gerard)
Guidance Counselor II, III, IV,
Biology II, General Science,
National Honor Society
('67, '68, '69)
In Assisted Living

 

Sister Margaret Sagona (Inez)
(Sibling of Sister Mary Gemma aka Sister Dorothy Sagona)
Home Economics I, II, III, Religion II,
Sewing Club ('68, '69)
Dallas, PA

Sister Louise Dantzig (Claver)
French I, II, III,  English I,
French Club, Monarch (Yearbook)
('68, '69)
Deceased
 
Long Island Catholic 
December 21, 2011 Vol. 50, No. 33

Sister Louise Dantzig, RSM

 

BRENTWOOD — Sister Louise Dantzig, 91, formerly Sister Mary Claver, a Sister of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community, died on Dec.11 at Maria Regina Residence here. She was a Sister of Mercy for 72 years.

She entered the novitiate in Syosset on September 8, 1939 and made her final vows in 1945. She graduated from Manhattan College in 1955 with a B.A. in English and in 1964 from Rivier College with an M.A. in French.

Sister Louise gave many years of dedicated service in education and other areas to the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre Dioceses: Holy Rosary, Brooklyn (1942-45); St. Mary’s, Syosset (1945-49); St. Brigid, Brooklyn (1949-55); Catherine McAuley High School, Brooklyn (1955-61); Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset (1961-67); Mercy High School, Riverhead (1967-69); and Nazareth High School in Brooklyn (1976-78).

Over the years, she also worked at the Brooklyn diocesan television station, taught in schools in France and New Jersey, and from 1983-1996 served as a missionary in Santiago, Chile. Sister Louise retired to the Convent of Mercy in 1996 and relocated to Maria Regina Residence in 2002.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Celine & James Duffy, and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Mercy Convent Chapel in Syosset on Dec. 15. Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

 

 
  
Sister Mary Maurice Heh
Economics, Government,
Math 10 ('68)
Deceased 6/17/09
 
Sister Mary Maurice Heh, a Sister of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community died on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at McAuley Convent, in Merion, PA at the age of 98.  She entered the Community on September 8, 1930.  She was a Sister of Mercy for 78 years.
 
Sister Maurice attended Fordham University and graduated with a BS in Education/English in 1943.  In 1947 she graduated from St. John's University  with an M.A. in Psychology.
 
Sister gave many years of dedicated service in education at St. Mary's Home, Syosset (1930-1931), Sacred Heart, Brooklyn (1931-1932), Our Lady of Mercy Novitiate, Syosset (1932-1933), St. Jerome's in Brooklyn (1933-1936), The Convent of Mercy, Brooklyn (1936-1940), St. Patrick's, Brooklyn (1940-1943), Mercy Juniorate, Brooklyn (1943-1961), Catherine McAuley High School, Brooklyn (1961-1967), Mercy High School, Riverhead (1968-1971), St. Patrick's, Bay Shore (1968-1971) and St. Mary's Home in Syosset (1971-1972).
 
Sister Maurice was Administrator at the Convent of Mercy from 1972-1983 and Manager from 1983-1989.  The Convent was her place of residence until she relocated to McAuley Convent in Merion, PA during the fall of 2008.
 
She is survived by her brother George Heh, a loving niece and nephews.
 
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the Convent of Mercy on Monday, June 22.  Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.
 
 


Sister Virginia Farnan (Lucia)
Religion, Art, Art Club, Legion
of Mary ('68)
Active
Gabriel Hall, Room 306
1645 Highway 22
Watchung, NJ  07069
1-908-756-0994 x 3059
 
 
 

Sister Mary Joachim Conway (Mary Conway)
English II, Forensic League/Club
('68, '69)
Deceased 8/15/73
 
Mary Conway, daughter of Mary Shelvey and Patrick Conway, was born in Rutland, Vermont on August 1, 1912.  She entered the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy on February 2, 1936.  Mary received the Holy Habit and the name Mary Joachim on September 4, 1936.  On September 6, 1938, she pronounced her First Vows and on September 6, 1941 she made her Final Vows.
 
Sister Mary Joachim spent her entire religious life in the educational apostolate.  She taught at St. Gerard Majella, Hollis; St. Brigid, Brooklyn; Our Lady of Mercy, Syosset; Catherine McAuley High School, Brooklyn and Mercy High School in Riverhead.
 
Sister Mary Joachim has two sisters in religion:  Sister Mary Patrick, also of the Brooklyn Sisters of Mercy and Sister Gertrude Conway, C.S.J.
 
Sister spent her last years at Mercy High School.  She died on August 15, 1973.

Sister Mary Carmelita Shaughnessy
Spanish I, II, II, Spanish Club,
Y.C.S ('69)
Active
1242 64th Street
Brooklyn, NY  11219-5325
1-718-837-1757
 
 

Sister Mary Edith Brust
Math 9, 10 ('69)
Deceased 10/6/79
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Riverhead - A mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Edith Brust was offered at Mercy Convent here.
 
Sister Mary Edith, daughter of Francis Brust and Caroline Sofield was born in Brooklyn and entered the Sisters of Mercy, February 2, 1935.  She is survived by her sister, Florence Pederson.
 
Sister Mary Edith served in the following schools in Brooklyn:  Sacred Heart, St. Gregory, St. Brigid, Principal of St. Agatha School, and Catherine McAuley High School.  In Rockville Centre, she taught in St. Mary's, Roslyn Heights; Our  Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset; and Mercy High School Riverhead.
 
Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
 

Sister Mary Eileen Hamilton
French I, II, English I
('69)
Deceased 2/13/74
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - A funeral mass was said in the chapel of the Sisters of Mercy for Sister Mary Eileen Hamilton.
 
She was born in Mount Savage, Maryland on October 9, 1907, of William Hamilton and the late Cecilia Miller.  She entered the Community of the Sisters of Mercy on August 15, 1931.
 
During her 43 years as a Sister of Mercy, she taught in St. Jerome's, St. Gregory's, Mercy Commercial and Mercy Juniorate in Brooklyn and in Our Lady of Mercy Academy and Mercy High School in the Rockville Centre Diocese.  Before being Superior and principal at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset and St. Mary's School in Roslyn, she was assistant Mistress of the Novices for the Community.
 
Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
 
Sister Mary Eileen is survived by a sister, Rose Hutchinson, and a brother, Maxwell.
 
Her father, William Hamilton of West Palm Beach, Florida, died shortly after Sister Mary Eileen's death.
 
 
 
 
 
Sister Julia Smith
Principal ('69)
Deceased 8/9/07
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Brooklyn - Sister Mary Julia Smith (Sister Mary Sebastian), a Sister of Mercy for more than 70 years, died Aug. 9 at Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood.
 
Sister Julia, 88, served as an educator.  She was the principal at St. Edward the Confessor School (1961-1967) and at Mercy High School in Riverhead (1968-1972), and she was a guidance counselor at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville (1967-1968).
 
In the Brooklyn Diocese she taught at St. Patrick's (1939-1940), Holy Innocents (1940-1947), and Catherine McAuley High School (1947-1961).
 
She was treasurer general at the Convent of Mercy, Brooklyn (1972-1988) before she retired to Mercy Convent in Water Mill.
 
Her funeral mass was celebrated at the Convent of Mercy August 12;  burial followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.
 
 

Sister Mona
Art I, II, III, General Math,
Art Club ('69)
Active 
Mercy Convent
325 Rosehill Road
Watermill, NY  11976
1-631-726-6543

 

Sister Mary Mark McGann
Business Subjects ('69)
Deceased 11/4/95
 
Long Island Catholic
 
Hicksville - A funeral mass was offered at Our Lady of Mercy Church here Nov. 9 for Mercy Sister Mary Mark McGann, who died Nov. 5.  She was 85.
 
After entering the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, Sister Mary Mark began a 40 year ministry in Catholic education by teaching at Sr. Patrick's, Bay Shore from 1929-34.  She returned to teach at St. Patrick's from 1951-55 and also taught at Our Lady of Mercy Academy Syosset (1943-49), and Mercy High School, Riverhead (1968-71), as well as at a number of schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
 
Sister Mary Mark is survived by a sister, Helen Dineen of Amityville, and a brother, Thomas McGann of Massapequa.
 
Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, followed the funeral mass.
 

Sister Mary Dorothea
English I, Reading I, II, III
Reading Improvement Course
Band, Dramatics
Junior Sacristans ('66-'69)
Active
Catherine McAuley Convent
1230 63rd Street
Brooklyn, NY  11219
1-718-234-8439 x19
 
 
 
Chemistry, Science Club ('69)
Deceased 9/1/09
 
MANNIX - Michael G., of Coram, New York on September 1st, 2009 in his 66th year. Loving husband of Luanne Mannix. Beloved son of the late Marie V. Mannix and Michael F. Mannix. Loving father of Michael, Jennifer, and Rosemarie. Honored grandfather of Michael Paul, Sarah, and Haylie Rose, Survived by his devoted brother James Mannix. Michael was an accomplished pharmacist, respected adjunct professor, former captain of the Coram Fire Department Rescue, and regional faculty member of the New York State Emergency Medical Services. Michael will be missed by the many lives he touched. Respects can be made at Marinello Funeral Home, Inc., 493 Middle Country Road, Coram, New York 11717, Thursday, September 3rd 2-4:00pm & 7-9:00pm, Friday, September 4th 2-4:00pm & 7-9:00pm. Funeral Mass Saturday 9:30am, Church of St. Francis Cabrini, Coram, New York. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rt. 112, Coram, New York. Donations to St. Vincent de Paul or a charity of your choice are appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

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