Memorials

Sister Dorothy Ann Delaney, CSJ

We celebrate the life of our sister Dorothy Ann Delaney, CSJ, a faithful women who lived a loving and joyful life, 71 of her years as a Sister of St. Joseph.   Through the love of Edward and Rita Delaney, Dorothy was the second born of four children. She is preceded by her brothers Edward and Robert and her sister

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Sister Mary Jacqueline McDermott, CSJ

Jacqueline McDermott was born on January 3, 1921 in Brooklyn, one of the eight children of Harry and Elizabeth McDermott.  There were six girls and two boys and her family always meant a great deal to Jacqueline.  She was very close to her siblings, and she dearly loved her many nieces and nephews…and grands as well!  They returned the love,

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Sister Regina Blackwell CSJ

  We come here today to celebrate the life of Regina Blackwell, S. Marian Regina, a Sister of St. Joseph for almost 68 years. Regina was born in Brooklyn to Maria Theresa and Joseph Blackwell.  Maria Theresa was born in Scotland and Joseph was born Georgia but somehow they ended up together in the crossroads of the world- Our Lady

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Sister Miriam Anthilia Whitwell, CSJ

We gather on this glorious morning to celebrate the life of Sister Miriam Anthilia Whitwell. 70 Years ago Lillian Whitwell, the only child of Percy and Lillian Whitwell responded  with a wholehearted YES to God’s call to become a Sister of St. Joseph.  She lived that YES with fidelity, love and service to God’s people. While teaching elementary school Anthilia

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Sister Joan Ann Dolan, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Joan Dolan, S. Joan Gabriel, a Sister of St. Joseph for 71 years Joan was born in Brooklyn to Catherine and William Dolan.   She had a sister Catherine- Rene and 3 brothers, Jackie, Bill, and Harry who were all part of a loving and attentive family that was an important part of Joan’s life. Joan’s

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Sister Patricia Ann Kenney, CSJ

Today we celebrate the life of our sister Patricia Ann Kenny, CSJ, a faithful women who lived a loving and joyful life; 65 of her years as a Sister of St. Joseph.  Born in Callicoon, New York through the love of Laurence and Rita Kenney, Pat was the youngest of three children. Her older sister, Mary Eileen, was also a

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Sister Cecelia Dignan, CSJ

Sister Cecilia Dignan, Sister Thomas Caritas, was born in Brooklyn, New York to Helen and Thomas Dignan, both natives of Ireland.  Cecilia grew up in Holy Cross Parish, but there was always a wee part of her heart that belonged in Ireland, as you might suspect when you hear the musical selections in the liturgy. Today’s Offertory Hymn, “You Are

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Sister Rose Lanzone, CSJ

The reading that Rose chose for today celebration states, “There is a time for everything.” This is the time to celebrate the life of Rose Lanzone- Sister Maria Fatima- a Sister of St. Joseph for 73 years. Rose was a beach girl. She was born to Jennie and Joseph into a family of six children- 4 girls and 2 boys in

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Sister Maureen McDermott, CSJ

We gather today to celebrate one of our CSJ “Giants”, Sister Maureen McDermott – who for 73 years lived life fully in the service of God and the dear neighbor. Born to Hugh and Alice McDermott – Maureen grew up in the Parish of St Teresa, attended Bishop McDonnell High School and entered the Congregation on this very day, February

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Sister Rose Miriam Pelletier, CSJ

Standing with me today are the 51 women who companioned Rose from 1964 to the present with fidelity and love. Quite providentially this liturgy is taking place in the space where it all began- our Postulant Room.  And of course, our wisdom figures – our mistresses –  who today –  join us in spirit! So Rosebud, you have come full

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