Dominican Sisters of Hope http://ophope.org Co-Creating a Future Full of Hope Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:01:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sister Julie Maria Pintal, OP http://ophope.org/2017/06/22/sister-julie-maria-pintal-op/ http://ophope.org/2017/06/22/sister-julie-maria-pintal-op/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:01:32 +0000 http://ophope.org/?p=6622 Sister Julie Maria Pintal, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, New York, died June 13, 2017.

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Sister Julie Maria Pintal, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, New York, died June 13, 2017 at St. Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, New Jersey. Sister celebrated her 100th birthday on March 11, 2017.

The daughter of the late Thomas J. and Maria Marchand Pintal, she was born March 11, 1917 in Champlain, Quebec, Canada.

Sister Julie entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Fall River on September 8, 1937. She made her First Profession August 20, 1939 and Final Profession on August 20, 1942. Sister Julie earned her BA in French/Education from Providence College and her MA in French from Rhode Island College in Providence RI.


Sister Julie taught at St. Anne School in Fall River MA (1942-43), Dominican Academy Elementary School in Fall River MA (1943-45, 1962-63, and 1975-76), and in the Dominican Academy High School in Fall River where she was also librarian(1945-56 and 1963-71). After serving as novice mistress for the Dominican Sisters of Fall River (1957-61), Sister Julie taught at St. Peter School in Plattsburgh NY (1961-62 and 1974-75). She also taught at Bishop Gerrard High School in Fall River (1971-74). Sister was religious education coordinator for St. Anne Parish in Fall River MA (1976-79) and continued at St. Anne Parish working in the office (1976-87 and 1992-2002). She also served on the council of the Dominican Sisters of Fall River (1982-92). Sister Julie moved to the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Newburgh Center in 2002. While living there, Sister completed training in the Literacy Volunteers of America, and was involved in that program as a tutor for over three years.  In 2009 Sister moved to Meadowview at the Wartburg, Mount Vernon, NY and after that to Saint Catherine of Siena Convent in Caldwell, New Jersey.

Sister Julie was an avid reader, a good listener, a counselor to many, and an excellent knitter. Her Rosary was her constant companion.

Sister Julie is survived by her sisters Rita Pintal Pinon, Angele Pintal of Laval, Quebec and by   nieces and a nephew. She is predeceased by her parents, her sisters Marie-Olive Pintal and Lucie Pintal and by her brothers Gilles B., Claude G. and Roland Pintal.

Sister has chosen to be cremated.  There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at the Mariandale Chapel at the Center of Hope in Ossining, New York.  This will take place on Friday, June 23rd at 11 AM.  A Memorial Mass will be offered for her on Tuesday, June27 at Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River at 10 AM. Burial of the cremains will follow immediately at the Notre Dame Cemetery in Fall River.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Robert J Prout Funeral Home, Verona, NJ.

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It’s Time to Celebrate our Jubilarians! http://ophope.org/2017/05/12/time-celebrate-jubilarians/ Fri, 12 May 2017 22:57:55 +0000 http://ophope.org/?p=6590 Join us in thanking these sisters for their lives of ministry in the comments below!

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 From left: Srs. Judy Brunell, Leona DeBoer, Madeleine Tacy, Jo-Ann Iannotti, Juanita Morales, and Philomena McCartney

Jubilarians:

80 Years:

Sr. Julie Pintal

70 Years:

Sr. Margaret James Curtin

Sr. Geraldine Schultz

Sr. Lorraine Ferguson

Sr. Joan Coffey

Sr. Eleanor Piat

Sr. Louise Place

60 Years:

Sr. Leona DeBoer

Sr. Madeleine Tacy

Sr. Juanita Morales

Sr. Philomena McCartney

50 Years:

Sr. Judy Brunell

    

 

            

 

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Remembering Sister Eileen McCabe http://ophope.org/2017/02/01/remembering-sister-eileen-mccabe/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:58:56 +0000 http://ophope.org/?p=6396 Sister Eileen McCabe, OP (Sister Joseph Therese) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on January 23, 2017 at Meadowview in The Wartburg in Mt. Vernon, New York. She was 87 years of age.

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With heavy hearts, we remember Sister Eileen McCabe.

Sister Eileen McCabe, OP (Sister Joseph Therese) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on January 23, 2017 at Meadowview in The Wartburg in Mt. Vernon, New York. She was 87 years of age.

The daughter of the late Joseph Robert and Mary Josephine Murray McCabe, she was born September 12, 1929 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Sister Eileen entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh on September 8, 1952, made her First Profession on June 15, 1954, and Final Profession on August 21, 1957. Sister Eileen earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Seton Hall University and a Master’s degree in English from Catholic University.

Sister Eileen McCabe began her teaching ministry as an elementary school teacher at St. Patrick School in Newburgh, New York (1955-60). In 1960, she moved to Bayamon, Puerto Rico where she taught English at Academia San Jose High School (1960-73). She returned to New York where she taught English at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Newburgh (1973-74), at Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie (1974-82), then at Pope Pius School in Passaic, New Jersey (1982-83), and at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx (1983-95). From1995 until 2009 she taught English at St. Michael Academy in New York City. At that time, she retired and moved to Wartburg, Mt. Vernon, New York.

Sister Eileen is survived by a sister, Marguerite McCabe of New York City and a sister, Theresa Cook, of Edison, New Jersey and her sister-in-law, Toni McCabe of Wayland, Massachusetts. She is predeceased by her brother, Joseph McCabe. She is also survived by nieces and a nephew.

The funeral took place at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Center, Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh, New York on Friday, January 27, 2017.
Visitation: 9:15 a.m.
Wake Service: 10:15 a.m.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m.
The interment followed at the Dominican Sisters’ Cemetery, Newburgh.

Donations in Sister Eileen’s memory can be made to the Dominican Sisters of Hope Development Office: 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 20562-2327.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh, New York: 845-561-8300.

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Sister Brigid Kelly, OP http://ophope.org/2016/12/12/sister-brigid-kelly-op/ Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:31:42 +0000 http://ophope.org/?p=6433 Sister Brigid Kelly, OP (Sister Patrick Elizabeth) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died December 12, 2016 in Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, NY. She was 84 years old.

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Sister Brigid Kelly, OP (Sister Patrick Elizabeth) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died December 12, 2016 in Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, NY. She was 84 years old.

The daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Flannery) Kelly, she was born July 30, 1932 in Carrowkeel Clonfanlough, Ireland.

Sister Brigid entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York, in September, 1956. She made her First Profession in June, 1958, and Final Profession in August, 1961.

Sister Brigid was involved in elementary education throughout all of her religious life. She taught at Saint Mary School in Gloucester, NJ (1958-67) and Saint Therese School in Succasunna, NJ (1967-73). She also taught at Holy Trinity School in Passaic NJ (1973-95). From 1995 until she retired in 2007, Sister taught at Saint Christopher School in Parsippany, NJ. After she retired, she moved to the Center of Hope in Newburgh, New York, then in 2009 to the Wartburg in Mt. Vernon, New York. On December 1, 2016, Sister Brigid moved to Calvary Hospital.

The funeral and viewing took place on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in the Chapel of the Holy Rosary at the Dominican Center at Mount Saint Mary College, Powell Avenue, Newburgh, New York. The Mass of Christian Burial was followed by burial in the Dominican Sisters of Hope Cemetery on Mount Saint Mary College grounds.

Sister is survived by her sisters, Frances Kelly of Brooklyn, NY, Ethna Dolan of Flebe, Belmont, Ireland, Margaret McEvoy of Laemonaghan, Ballycumber, Ireland, and Mary O’Shea of Middle Village, NY. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Patricia Naughten, and her brother, Peter Kelly.

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Sister Jorene Cieciuch http://ophope.org/2016/11/24/6429/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:29:45 +0000 http://ophope.org/?p=6429 With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Sister Jorene Cieciuch, OP into the arms of our loving God.

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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Sister Jorene Cieciuch, OP into the arms of our loving God.

Sister Jorene Cieciuch, OP (Sister Helen Roberta) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on November 24, 2016 in the Wartburg, Mount Vernon, NY. She was 86 years of age.

The daughter of the late Leon Robert and Helen Marie Kaniecki Cieciuch, she was born on June 26, 1930 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Sister Jorene entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York on September 8, 1947, made her First Profession on June 25, 1949, and Final Profession on August 22, 1952. Sister Jorene earned her BS in Music Education from Nazareth College, her MA in Musicology from Catholic University, and her MA in Religious Studies from the Maryknoll School of Theology.

Sister Jorene taught at the elementary level at Casa San Jose in Newburgh NY (1949-50) and then at St. Joan of Arc School in Camden NJ (1950-56). From elementary school, Sister moved on to Gloucester Catholic High School in Gloucester, NJ (1956-64). Sister served as principal of Holy Rosary School in Hawthorne, NY (1964-65). The congregation appointed her formation director for the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh (1965-71). At the end of her term, Sister Jorene returned to secondary education and taught at St. Joseph High School in Toms River, NJ (1971-76). From 1976 to 1982, Sister Jorene provided pastoral services for the Dominican Reflection Center in Ossining, NY while also serving as director and co-director of the center. From 1989-2007 she ministered in the Patient Representative Program at Saint Vincent Hospital in Manhattan. Finally, in 2007, Sister Jorene retired and lived at Ossining before she moved to the Wartburg, in Mount Vernon, NY.

Sister was a passionate advocate for women and the marginalized; she was also an unwavering champion of the LGBT community. As she advocated truth, justice, and equality for all, Sister Jorene’s wisdom and insight inspired hope, comfort, and peace. She loved classical music, opera, theater, art and the New York Mets. Sister Jorene’s greatest joy was being surrounded by her loving family, friends, and her Dominican community.

Sister is survived by her loving brother Richard and his wife Bernadette of Ridge, Long Island; sister- in- law Barbara Charles of Manhattan, the wife of her late brother Robert Charles; beloved nieces and nephews and their families: Valerie Cieciuch, Frederick Cieciuch Charles, Catherine Cieciuch Welsh, Richard Cieciuch Jr, Stephen Cieciuch, Elizabeth Cieciuch Gillen, and beloved friend and adopted Cieciuch family member, Maria Barbera, OP.

Visitation: On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, beginning at 9:15 am, there was a viewing followed by a wake Service at 10:15 am and Mass of Christian Burial. All took place in the Chapel at the Dominican Sisters Center of Hope, Ossining, New York and the Dominican Sisters Cemetery in Ossining.

Donations in Sister Jorene’s memory can be made to the Dominican Sister’s of Hope Development Office: 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York, 10562.

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Sister Rosanne O’Rourke http://ophope.org/2016/11/13/sister-rosanne-orourke/ Sun, 13 Nov 2016 22:10:42 +0000 http://ophope.org/?p=6408 Sister Rosanne O’Rourke, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Newburgh, New York, died November 13, 2016 in St. Catherine of Siena Healthcare Center, Caldwell, New Jersey. She was 100 years of age.

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Sister Rosanne O’Rourke, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Newburgh, New York, died November 13, 2016 in St. Catherine of Siena Healthcare Center, Caldwell, New Jersey. She was 100 years of age.

The daughter of the late James Patrick and Anna Cronin O’Rourke, she was born July 23, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sister Rosanne entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh on September 6, 1937, made her First Profession June 18, 1939, and Final Profession August 21, 1945. Sister Rosanne earned her BS and MA in Elementary Education from Villanova.

Sister Rosanne, taught elementary level students at St. Paul School in Jersey City NJ (1939-43) and at St. Mary School in Gloucester NJ (1943-59). She was principal at Annunciation School in Tuckahoe NY (1959-65). She then returned to elementary education and taught at Holy Family School in New Rochelle NY (1965-72), SS John & Paul School in Larchmont NY (1972-73), and St. Lawrence School in Lindenwold NJ (1973-90). She continued at St. Lawrence School as librarian until 1997. She also taught religious education classes until 1993. Sister Rosanne moved to the Dominican Sisters of Hope Center in Newburgh when she retired in 1997. While there, she volunteered in the Dominican Sisters’ infirmary. In 2009 Sister moved to Meadowview at Wartburg in Mt. Vernon, New York. In 2016 she moved to St. Catherine of Siena Convent in Caldwell, New Jersey.

Sister is survived by many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Ann Cowley, and her brother, James O’Rourke.

Visitation was on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 9:15 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel at the Dominican Center at Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh, New York. This was followed by a wake service at 10:15 a.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in the Dominican Sisters cemetery.

Donations in Sister Rosanne’s memory can be made to the Dominican Sisters of Hope Development Office, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562-2327.

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Sister Gertrude Gaudette http://ophope.org/2016/11/03/6419/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:20:21 +0000 http://ophope.org/?p=6419 Sister Gertrude Gaudette, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died November 3,2016 in Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River, Massachusetts. She was 94 years of age.

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Sister Gertrude Gaudette, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died November 3,2016 in Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River, Massachusetts. She was 94 years of age.

The daughter of the late Louis and Augustine Gauttier Gaudette, she was born January 26, 1922 in Acushnet, Massachusetts.

Sister Gertrude entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 29, 1945, made her First Profession December 8, 1947, and Final Profession December 8, 1950. Sister Gertrude earned a BA in Art History and Social Studies from Regis College and an MFA from Catholic University. She also studied photography, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry making at Plattsburgh State University.
Sister Gertrude started out as a teacher in the Diocese of Fall River where she has spent virtually all of her ministry years. Her first assignment was the Dominican Academy elementary school from 1947-48, from there she went to St. Francis Xavier School in Acushnet from 1948-49, and then at St. Anne School from 1949-50. In 1950, she began teaching again at Dominican Academy first at the elementary level, then in 1962 at the secondary level. She served Dominican Academy as moderator of the alumnae association, Dominilog (the DA yearbook), and the sodality. While teaching at the Dominican Academy and living in Fall River, she was often called upon by the diocesan newspaper (Anchor) to accompany journalists and take pictures of events around the diocese. Sister Gertrude served the Dominican Sisters as local treasurer, secretary general, and as a member of the general council.

From 1973 to 1983, Sister Gertrude taught art and photography at Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth MA. In 1983, she opened the Creativity Center at the motherhouse on Park Street in Fall River and remained there until 2002, when the convent closed and she moved to the Landmark at Fall River. While there, she conducted art classes.
Sister Gertrude has been gifted with a multitude of talents, which she has used generously at the service of others throughout her religious life. She built shrines to the Blessed Mother, painted, renovated, and divided or built rooms in the convent and school, and remodeled the altar and sanctuary of the motherhouse chapel twice. She was a photographer, and once had her own dark room at the motherhouse. She led a high school camera club for Dominican Academy. As a woodcarver she has carved a coat of arms for five diocesan bishops, and has won numerous awards for her carvings at several shows, earning her a number of ribbons and the “best of show” for at least of couple of her works. For many years Sister created Billboard-Sized Signs proclaiming the theme for that year’s Christmas Display at LaSallette Shrine in Attleboro, MA.

Sister is survived by her niece Louise DesRoches and numerous cousins. She is predeceased by her siblings Bernard and Ruby Gaudette, Theresa Charest, and Pauline Criteau.

Donations in Sister’s memory may be made to the Development Office of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.

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Sister Jean Meyer http://ophope.org/2016/09/27/sister-jean-meyer/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:18:21 +0000 http://ophope.org/?p=6416 Sister Jean Carmelita Meyer, OP (Sister Martin Joseph) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died September 27, 2016 in Caldwell, New Jersey. She was 85 years old.

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Sister Jean Carmelita Meyer, OP (Sister Martin Joseph) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died September 27, 2016 in Caldwell, New Jersey. She was 85 years old.

The daughter of the late Robert E. and Anna R. Kaifer Meyer, she was born December 5, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Sister Jean entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York in September 1955, made her First Profession in June 1957, and Final Profession in August 1961. Sister Jean earned her BA in Social Studies from Mount Saint Mary College.

Sister Jean started out in the ministry of education in 1955 as a teacher at Saint Patrick School in Newburgh NY. In 1957, she moved to Pensacola, FL where she taught one year at Little Flower School. Succeeding teaching assignments included: Saint Brendan School in New Haven CT from 1958-60, Our Lady of Lourdes School in Paterson NJ from 1960-69, Saint Boniface School in Paterson NJ from 1970-72. She served as principal of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Paterson NJ from 1972-78. While maintaining her busy teaching schedule she also performed a variety of other ministries; she trained elementary school students for church choir and concerts at our Lady of the Lourdes school in Paterson, New Jersey, taught in the GED program for the Paterson, New Jersey Board of Education, taught English at the Berlitz school of language in Ridgewood, New Jersey, taught ESL to adults for the Passaic, New Jersey Board of Education; she served as Vice President of the Paterson, New Jersey Diocesan Principals Association and taught in the CCD program in Paterson New Jersey. She also was Principal at Saint Luke’s School in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ from 1978-79. In 1979, Sister Jean was appointed secretary at Holy Trinity School in Passaic NJ and served in that capacity for one year before being appointed principal of the school. She remained in that role until 1996 when she accepted the position of archivist for the Dominican Sisters of Hope. Sister Jean Meyer retired in 2011. She moved to Idlewild Creek Apartments in Cornwall, New York. She kept active by publishing the mass booklets for funerals, jubilees, and other occasions for the congregation until 2014.

Sister is survived by her sister Mary and brother-in-law Andy Long and nephew Robert Long and his wife Deborah.
There will be no viewing. The Prayer Service will begin at 10:15 am in Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary at the Dominican Center on the grounds of Mount Saint Mary College. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 and the burial will follow immediately in the Dominican Sisters’ Cemetery at Mount Saint Mary College.

Donations in Sister Jean’s memory can be made to the Dominican Sister of Hope Development Office, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York, 10562-2327.

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Sister Joan Ruth Whittle http://ophope.org/2016/09/25/sister-joan-ruth-whittle/ Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:16:13 +0000 http://ophope.org/?p=6413 Sister Joan Ruth Whittle, OP (Sister M. Regina Joseph) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died September 25, 2016 in Calvary Hospital. She was 77 years old.

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Sister Joan Ruth Whittle, OP (Sister M. Regina Joseph) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died September 25,2016 in Calvary Hospital. She was 77 years old.

The daughter of the late Thomas Howard Whittle and Ruth Corinne (Cooper) Whittle, she was born January 3, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sister Joan Ruth entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York in September 1956, made her First Profession in June 1958, and Final Profession in August 1961. Sister Joan Ruth earned her BA in Elementary Education from Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh NY, her MA in Special Education from Fordham University, and her MA in Religious Education from St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers NY.

Sister Joan Ruth taught elementary school at Saint Lawrence School in Lindenwold NJ (1958-59), Saint Joseph School in Bayonne NJ (1959-64), Sacred Heart School in Camden NJ (1964-68), Saint Ursula School in Mt. Vernon NY (1968-73), and Our Lady of Victory School in Mt. Vernon NY (1973-86). She moved on to the high school level and taught at Blessed Sacrament/St. Gabriel High School in New Rochelle NY (1986-96). Sister was teacher and campus minister at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle NY (1996-2002). She was assistant principal for religious studies as well as campus minister at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Newark NJ from 2002-06. From 2006-2011, she was Dean of Freshmen at Rice High School in New York City. When Rice closed in 2011, Sister retired after 53 years of teaching. At present she was a volunteer librarian at Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx. She also taught a class on the Holocaust to juniors.

Sister Joan Ruth was a leader for the Girl Scouts of Westchester-Putnam Counties (1974-84), community director for the Girl Scouts of Mt. Vernon/Pelham (1982-86), and coordinator of SEARCH retreats for young adults in CYO (1988-99). She has also been a lector and a Eucharistic minister, a choir director, and a basketball coach.

She is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Ruth and her brother Gerard. Sister Joan is survived by her brothers Michael, and Thomas and her sisters Diane Doyle, Kathryn Donohue, Mary Anne Cordalis, Regina Thornton and Suzanne Palmer. Sister has a large extended family that includes many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Donations in Sister Joan’s memory can be made to the Dominican Sisters of Hope Development Office, 299 North Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562-2327.

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Remembering Sister Dawn Redmond http://ophope.org/2016/09/15/remembering-sister-dawn-redmond/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:06:04 +0000 http://ophope.org/?p=6405 Dominican Sisters of Hope Dawn Redmond, OP (Sister John Damien) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died Friday September 15, 2016 in Wayne, New Jersey. She was 81 years old.

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Dominican Sisters of Hope Dawn Redmond, OP (Sister John Damien) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died Friday September 15, 2016 in Wayne, New Jersey. She was 81 years old.

The daughter of the late John and Mary (Sheehan) Brennan, she was born October 10, 1934, in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Sister Dawn entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York, in September 1955, made her First Profession in June 1957, and Final Profession in August 1960. She earned her BA in Elementary Education from Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY and her MS in Education and Reading from the College of New Rochelle, NY.

Sister Dawn’s early ministries were in elementary and secondary education. These included: Saint Patrick School in Woodbury NJ (1957-65), Saint Mary School in Paterson NJ (1965-68 and 1969-70), Saints John and Paul School in Larchmont NY (1968-69), Saint Lawrence School in Lindenwold NJ (1970-72), Our Lady of Lourdes School in Paterson NJ (1972-76 and 1977-80), Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pompton Plains NJ (1976-77), Saint Anthony School in Hawthorne NJ (1980-81), Pope Pius XII Regional High School in Passaic NJ (1981-83), and Straight and Narrow in Paterson NJ (1983-87). In 1987, Sister was appointed principal of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Paterson NJ, where she remained until 2000. She then returned to elementary education and taught at St. Therese School in Paterson NJ (2000-01) and St. George School in Paterson NJ (2001-02). Volunteering to teaching ELS classes to immigrants became a passion and real joy for Sister Dawn in the later years of her ministry. From 2002-2008, Sister Dawn has been involved with OASIS in Paterson NJ. She coordinated the school division and taught ESL classes. From 2008-2009, she did volunteer work as a teacher at San Miguel Academy of Newburgh. While Sister was living in Asbury Park, New Jersey from 2009 -2010 she was a volunteer and taught ESL classes to Haitian and Mexican students at Holy Spirit Church. Upon moving to Hawthorne, New Jersey, in 2010 Sister continued her volunteer ministry with ESL classes at Father English Community Center in Paterson, New Jersey.

All funeral services were held at Mount Saint Mary Dominican Center, Newburgh, New York, on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Sister was buried in the Dominican Sister’s Cemetery on the Mount Saint Mary grounds.

Donations in Sister Dawn’s memory can be made to the Dominican Sisters of Hope Development Office, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562-2327

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