Today is the first full day of autumn and today we celebrate the fullness of life Margaret Mary Fearon, a sister of St. Joseph for seventy one years. Born in Brooklyn to Mary and Stephen, Margaret attended St. Charles Borromeo elementary school and Bishop McDonnell High School. She entered our congregation in 1948. Margaret earned a BA in Business Management from St. Francis College and a Masters in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College. After teaching primary grades in a number of parish schools in Brooklyn, Margaret earned a Masters in Theology from the Immaculate Conception Seminary. She coordinated CCD programs in St. Joachim and Anne’s Parish in Queens Village and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Patchogue.
Margaret spent her later years doing whatever needed to be done ministering in our Motherhouse Convent and St. Joseph Academy. She enjoyed TV and NCIS was a favorite show because she really liked a key character, McGee. Her sisters in community fed into Margaret’s sense of humor and would often call her “McGee.” Struggling with declining health, Margaret resided here in Maria Regina for nine years.
So it is only fitting that we celebrate her life on this first day of autumn io remember the countless seeds of life she cultivated in teaching children for thirty four years and nurturing the faith of so many others in her time in religious education. She showed them Christ, the way, the truth and the life so we can rejoice with her that she now enjoys the lavish harvest of eternal live reserved for all who have believed and trusted in the unconditional love of God.
Sister Margaret Mary Fearon, CSJ died on September 17, 2019 in the 72nd year of her religious life.