Mary Elizabeth Geiger, an associate with the Dominican Sisters of Hope, was called to her eternal reward August 13, 2020.
Mary was born in Philadelphia, PA, April 27, 1947. She is the beloved daughter of the late James and Mary Geiger. Mary spent most of her childhood in West Deptford, New Jersey. After graduating from Gloucester Catholic High School, Mary entered the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, NY and even though she left the community Mary never lost her love for the Dominican Charism. Mary was part of the group of women who sought a deeper union with the Dominican Sisters. When that movement dissolved, she became an associate with the Dominican Sisters of Hope in 2004 and made her enduring commitment in 2008.
Mary truly embodied and lived the Dominican charism, she preached through the service she gave to the congregation and to many others. In the past she took minutes at Chapters for the Dominican Sisters and has been the secretary of the Associate Core Team since its inception. Mary was also a member of the Third Order of Lay Dominicans.
Mary’s career took her to the Department of Defense where she worked as a civilian auditor for nearly 40 years. She served on the board of the Newburgh Ministry, a cause very dear to her heart. She only retired from that position a few years ago. Mary was an active member of her local community; she was treasurer of the Professional Women’s Association of Sullivan County. She also enjoyed activities with the Senior Citizen Group of her area. Mary loved dogs, especially her dear Iris and her beloved Maysey. She was actively involved in the American Kennel Club. Mary truly had a full and active live.
Mary is survived by her two sisters Ann and Leonora; her two brothers James and “Gerry”; and their spouses. Mary was the Aunt of Lisa, Matthew, Caroline and James; and the great aunt of Andrew, Ethan, Paige, Fin, Jackson, and Raelyn.