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.