Remembering

Remembering Our Sisters

Eternal rest grant onto her, O Lord; and perpetual light shine upon her

We are mindful that we stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us. Below, find the most recent obituaries for our sisters who have gone home to their God.

 

Sister Ann Stankiewicz, OP

Sister Ann Stankiewicz, OP (Sister Michael Joseph) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope died on July 1, 2020 at the Wartburg in Mount Vernon, NY. She was 86 years of age.

Sister Joan Coffey, OP

Sister Joan Coffey, OP (Sister James Cecilia) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died May 11, 2020 in Morris Hall, Lawrenceville, NJ. She was 91 years of age.

Sister Louise Place, OP

Sister Louise Place, OP (Sister Mary Lawrence) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope died on April 23, 2020, at the Wartburg, Mount Vernon, New York. She was 90 years of age.

Sister Eleanor Piat, OP

Sister Eleanor Piat, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope died at The Wartburg, Mount Vernon, New York on April 1, 2020 at the age of 98.

Sister Margaret Flynn, OP

Sister Margaret Flynn, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on February 13, 2020 at the Wartburg in Mount Vernon, NY. She was 75 years of age.

Sister June Quinlan, OP

Sister June Quinlan, OP (Sister James Richard) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on February 8, 2020 at St. Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, New Jersey. She was 86 years of age.

Sister Estelle Kilpatrick, OP

Sister Estelle Kilpatrick, OP (Sister Maris Stella) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on January 25, 2020 at the Meadowview in Wartburg, Mount Vernon, New York. She was 99 years of age.

Sister Maura Schefter, OP

Sister Maura Schefter, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died January 15, 2020 in The Wartburg, Mount Vernon, New York. She was 86 years of age .

Sister Arlene Oswald, OP

Sister Arlene Oswald, OP (Sister Mary Mark) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope died on January 4, 2020 in Neptune, New Jersey. She was 82 years of age.

Sister Anne Marie Ryan, OP

Sister Anne Marie Ryan, OP (Sister Peter Marie) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died November 17, 2019 in St. Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, New Jersey. She was 77 years of age.

Sister Agnes Boyle, OP

Sister Agnes Boyle, OP (Sister Mary Charles) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died November 10, 2019 in St. Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, NJ. She was 91 years of age.

Sister Maureen Cooper, OP

Sister Maureen Cooper, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on May 8th in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. She was 82 years of age.

Sister Anne Francis McNally, OP

Sister Anne Francis McNally, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope died April 17, 2019 in St Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, New Jersey. She was 92 years of age.

Sister John Catherine Arnold, OP

Sister John Catherine Arnold, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died February 12, 2019 at St Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, New Jersey. She was 87 years of age.

Lorraine Ferguson, O.P.

Sister Lorraine Ferguson, OP (formerly Sister Ann Gregory), a Dominican Sister of Hope, died on November 12, 2018 in Mount Vernon, New York. She was 92 years of age.

Sister Maureen Controy, O.P.

Sister Maureen Controy, OP (Sister Francis deSales) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope died at St Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, New Jersey October 13, 2018. 

Sister Jean Merrell, OP

Sister Jean Merrell, OP (formerly Sister Mary Judith) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope died January 3, 2018 at the Woodbury Mews in Woodbury, New Jersey.

Sister Lorraine Gallagher, OP

Sister Lorraine Gallagher, OP (also known as Sister James Helene) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died at St Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, New Jersey. She was 89 years of age.

Sister Linda Delgado, O.P.

Sister Linda Delgado, OP (Sister Ellen David) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died October 9, 2017 at Marian Manor, Caldwell, NJ. She was 76 years of age.

Remembering 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.

Sister Brigid Kelly, OP

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.

Sister Rosanne O’Rourke

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.

Sister Gertrude Gaudette

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.

Sister Jean Meyer

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.

Sister Joan Ruth Whittle

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.

Remembering Sister Dawn Redmond

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.

Remembering Sister Margaret Ann O’Henley, OP

Sister Margaret Ann O’Henley, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope died peacefully at the Wartburg in Mt. Vernon, NY on August 27, 2016 at the age of 89. The daughter of the late Martin William and Mary Dorothy Allen O’Henley, she was born August 3, 1927 in Detroit,...

Sister Doris McKernan, OP

Sister Doris McKernan, OP (Sister Margaret Helene) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died May 24, 2016 at St. Catherine of Siena Convent in Caldwell, NJ. She was 88 years of age.

Sister Frances Schier, OP

Sister Frances Schier, OP (formerly Sister Leo Marie) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died November 25, 2015 in Caldwell, NJ at the St. Catherine of Siena Convent.

Noreen Conheeney, OP

Sister Noreen Conheeney, OP, Dominican Sisters of Hope, died July 27, 2015 at St Catherine of Siena Healthcare Facility in Caldwell, New Jersey. She was 78 years old.

Remembering Janice Heery, OP

Sister Janice Heery, OP (Sister Jean Michael) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died July 14, 2015 in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. She was 78 years of age. The daughter of the late John M. and Jessie (Downs) Heery, she was born July 22, 1936 in Woodbury, New Jersey....

Remembering Sister Mary Aquin McDonald

A longtime principal, educator, and friend, Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Aquin McDonald is remembered lovingly by the Dominican Sisters of Hope and her New Jersey and New York communities. Sister Mary Aquin passed away on May 12, 2015. Below is an interview with her from October 2014.

Mary Aquin McDonald, OP

Sister Mary Aquin McDonald, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on May 12, 2015 in Hospice Care at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY.

Remembering Eileen Byrne, OP

HOMILY Funeral Liturgy for Sister Eileen Byrne, OP April 1, 2015 Jeremiah 18:1-7 -- 1 Thess. 4:13-18 -- John 14:1-6 “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” In her 91st year of life, her 69th year as a Dominican Sister, Eileen Byrne, also known for many years as Sister...

Remembering Frances Whelan, OP

Sister Frances worked in the Archdiocese of New York and in the Rockville Centre Diocese in nursing, pastoral care and social work. All of sister Fran’s ministries were among the sick poor.

Charles Elizabeth O’Brien, OP

Sister Charles Elizabeth O’Brien, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, NY, died on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Wartburg in Mt. Vernon, NY. She was 91 years of age. The daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Flynn O’Brien, she was born May 19, 1923...

Anna Veronica Oncia, OP

Education and the teaching of children were the main focus in Sister’s life, as well as love of God, community, church and her dear family.

Gertrude Mary Kerin, OP

When I received the surprising phone call from Sister Peggy on Friday that Sister Gertrude Mary died I couldn’t  help but think how appropriate that she died as we the church celebrate this season on Advent…..the season that speaks the words…. Come Lord Jesus – a...

Barbara Wheeler, OP

Sister Barbara Wheeler, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died January 4, 2014. She was 89 years old. The daughter of the late Clarence McCarthy and Marie B. Duckart, she was born September 2, 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. S. Barbara’s Mass of the Resurrection...

Virginia Hanrahan, OP

Eulogy by S. Anne Marie Bucher We are here tonight to celebrate the life of S. Virginia Hanrahan.  Each of us comes with many stories about her – and I would like to share some of my thoughts with you.  As many of you know she was called Ginny or Ginger by family and...

Kathleen Sullivan, OP

Sister Kathleen Sullivan, OP, formerly known as Sister James Francis, of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died April 3, 2014 at the Wartburg, Mt. Vernon, NY. She was 83 years of age. The daughter of the late Francis Patrick and Katherine Reilly Sullivan, she was born...

Sister Jean Rosaire Bedotto, OP

Homily by S. Catherine Walsh, May 28, 2014 Our dear Jean went home to God quietly and peacefully as she did most everything else. As Colossians told us she had already put on compassion, kindness, gentleness and most days patience. It was at home that she learned...

Sister Louise Synan, OP

Sister Louise Synan, OP (Sister Mary Patricia) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on June 4, 2014 at the Kaplan Residence in Newburgh, NY. She was 83 years old. The daughter of the late William E. and Louise D. McNerney Synan, she was born June 14, 1931 in Fall...

Virginia Mohr, OP

Homily for S. Virginia Mohr, OP by S. Anne Marie Bucher We have just heard some very comforting readings.  In Isaiah God said to the people “Do not be afraid – I have called you by name—you are mine”… God promised Israel (and that includes us) that troubles would not...

Sister Mary Regis Nuva

Sister Mary Regis Nuva, OP   September 19, 1928 - September 22, 2014  Sister Mary Regis Nuva, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died September 22, 2014 in Denver, Colorado at Presbyterian /St. Luke Hospital.  She was 86 years of age. The daughter of the late...

Ann Louise Beerhalter, OP

Sister Ann Louise Beerhalter, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, New York, died at her home in the Ossining Center of Hope at Mariandale, on February 27, 2014. She was 91 years of age. The daughter of the late Martin and Anna Zimmerhockel Beerhalter, she...

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