Memorials

Sister Cecilia Ann McGuire, CSJ

September 12, 2022 Comments Off on Sister Cecilia Ann McGuire, CSJ

We celebrate the beautiful life of Sister Cecilia Ann McGuire, a Sister of St. Joseph for 47 years and a Bernardine Franciscan for 27 years ~ for a total of 74 wonderful years as a religious. Born to John and Ellen McGuire, Irish immigrants from…

Sister Maureen Rosarita Heegan, CSJ

August 27, 2022 Comments Off on Sister Maureen Rosarita Heegan, CSJ

We remember and celebrate Sister Maureen Heegan, formerly Sister Mary Jeromita, a Sister of St. Joseph for 70 faithful and adventurous years ~ and one of our Jubilarians. Born to Thomas and Mary Rosearita Heegan, Maureen and her brother  grew up in St. Thomas Aquinas…

Sister Regina Audrey Coll, CSJ

August 8, 2022 Comments Off on Sister Regina Audrey Coll, CSJ

  Filled we all come together today to celebrate Sister Regina Coll, formerly Sister St. Thaddeus, a Sister of St. Joseph for 76 faithful and vibrant years. Regina was a woman of courageous vision in championing racial and gender equality and a woman whose voice…

Sister Mary McConnell, CSJ

August 3, 2022 Comments Off on Sister Mary McConnell, CSJ

Mary, daughter of Charles and of Florence, sister of Anita, Jim and Roger, had a burning desire to be a Sister of St. Joseph and she served in varied ways – math teacher, counselor, professor, therapist and spiritual director.  She grew as theology developed, as…

Sister Teresa Collins, CSJ

July 28, 2022 Comments Off on Sister Teresa Collins, CSJ

Today we celebrate the life  life of a wonderful, prayerful, loving, kind, and gentle woman…Sister Teresa Collins, known in religion as Sister Teresa Michelle…a Sister of St. Joseph for 67 years. Teresa was born and raised in Brooklyn, the fifth of seven children of Michael…

Sister Joanmarie Grace Smith, CSJ

July 23, 2022 Comments Off on Sister Joanmarie Grace Smith, CSJ

Sister Joanmarie Grace Smith, CSJ, the former Sister Dulcissima, died on July 23, 2022 in the 71st year of her religious life. Sister Joanmarie Smith was: the William A. Chryst Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio from 1981-2003. Known as…

Sister Elise Gimblet, CSJ

July 1, 2022 Comments Off on Sister Elise Gimblet, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Denis and Elizabeth Gimblet’s first born of five children ~ Catherine.  Her siblings, Elizabeth, Ellen and James are deceased.  Her youngest sister, Denise, here today, has been a faithful and loving sister unto the end. At age eighteen Catherine became…

Sister Margaret Michel Lynch, CSJ

May 13, 2022 Comments Off on Sister Margaret Michel Lynch, CSJ

Margaret Michel was born to Margaret Mary Murphy and Michael Lynch in 1928 in the area known as Sunset Park in Brooklyn where St. Michael’s was her home parish.  She grew up with her brother, George, and many cousins ~ some of whom also entered…

Sister Rene Marie Randon, CSJ

May 10, 2022 Comments Off on Sister Rene Marie Randon, CSJ

This Easter season sets the tone for our liturgy this morning.  For those who believe, life has not ended for our Sister Rene Randon, but changed.  The Easter scripture readings encourage us to “Rejoice and Be Glad”, as we marvel at the wondrous works of…

Sister Mary Ita O’Donnell, CSJ

May 6, 2022 Comments Off on Sister Mary Ita O’Donnell, CSJ

We come together to celebrate the faith-filled and joyous life of Sister Mary Ita O’Donnell, a Sister of St. Joseph for 70 years. Can’t you hear the Mets cheering her home!  As she cheered so arduously for them. Born to John and Margaret O’Donnell, Irish…