Memorials

Sister Patricia Ann Regan, CSJ

We come to celebrate the life of a Sister of St. Joseph, Patricia Ann Regan who lived her life dedicated to our mission of unity through love of God and neighbor without distinction. We have many ways to describe a Sister of St. Joseph and many of you are familiar with them. A Sister of St. Joseph lives a life

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Sister Virginia Immaculate Murthum, CSJ

In the words of Isaiah: “I rejoice heartily in my God.” We come to celebrate the life of Sister Virginia Immaculate Murthum who lived her life rejoicing in Gods great love and revealing it to the childlike, encouraging them to always come into God’s presence with their successes and burdens. A Sister of St. Joseph for seventy four years, Virginia

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Sister Linda Marie Vdorick, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Linda Marie Vdorick, a Sister of St. Joseph for fifty eight years. I repeat that we are here to celebrate because that is what Linda would want us to do as she lived her life present to others, encouraging them and bringing hope, healing and humor where it was needed. Look at the image of

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Sister Edyth Therese Fitzsimmons, CSJ

In the opening ritual we just responded with a phrase from our congregation’s Vision Statement: a life that is simple, prayerful, courageous and compassionate. Truly that was Edyth’s vision for her life as a Sister of St. Joseph for seventy one years. Her deep spirituality enabled her to do whatever needed to be done selflessly, graciously and with great compassion.

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Sister Mary Catherine Sullivan, CSJ

We celebrate the life of our sister, Mary Catherine Sullivan, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty seven years. Mary Catherine lived in the gentle, befriending manner of St. Joseph, the patron of our congregation. Born to Helena and John, Mary Catherine grew up in Flushing and attended Mary’s Nativity and then The Mary Louis Academy. The daughter of faith-filled,

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Sister Patricia Maris Tully, CSJ

In his poem,” Silence,” Edgar Lee Masters asks: “And for the depths, of what use is language?”  I am certain that since hearing of Pat’s illness and death, each of us who knew and loved her has reached those depths in our own hearts.  We have been with her in prayer and in our memories of this wonderfully loving woman,

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Sister Helen Ann Geagan, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Helen Ann Geagan, Sister Immaculate Corde, a sister of St. Joseph for seventy four years.  A picture is worth a thousand words and I ask you to look at Helen’s picture on your Mass Booklet. Her smile reveals the warmth, kindness and compassion all of us have known. Notice her eyes as they are

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Sister Dolores Jean McLaughlin. CSJ

Sister Dolores McLaughlin was a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty eight years and an amazing presence to the people in St. Christopher’s Parish for fifty-one years. Dolores grew up In Brooklyn and attended St. Joseph High School where the faith nurtured by her parents, Theresa and John, grew stronger. She wholeheartedly responded to the call to live her baptismal

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Sister Elaine Margaret Roulet, CSJ

“If it is of God it must be like God.” were words often spoken by our sister, Elaine Roulet and today we honor her, thank her and celebrate all that has been “of God” through her passion, compassion and love of all of God’s children. A Sister of St. Joseph for 71 years, Elaine ministered as a teacher, administrator and

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Sister Claire Veronica Kobe, CSJ

We celebrate the life of a compassionate, gentle and sincere Sister of St. Joseph, Claire Veronica Kolbe. Claire was born in Queens to Elizabeth and Rudolf and grew up in St. Pascal Babylon’s parish. After attending the Juniorate, Claire entered the congregation which she loved and faithfully served for seventy-four years. It is no strange coincidence that we celebrate Claire’s

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