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R.I.P Sister M. Sean William of All Saints, O.Carm.

Monday, July 22, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink


Sister M. Sean William of All Saints O.Carm. passed away very peacefully on the afternoon of Monday, July 22, 2019 in the Dawn Green hospice unit at Mary Manning Walsh Home. Sr. Sean was in the 55 th year of her religious life when she entered into her eternal life.

Ann Rosalia O’Brien was born in New York City on August 16, 1938 to William and Mary (nee McColgan) O’Brien,who were born in Ireland. At an early age she volunteered at the old Walsh Home where her love of nursing began. She graduated from Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, and worked as an R.N. at the Hospital for Special Surgery for 7 years. Sr. Sean entered the Congregation on September 12, 1964, professed first vows on April 5, 1967 and made final profession on December 8, 1972. Her Missions included St. Joseph’s Manor (1967-1968 & 1971-1972), St. Patrick’s Home (1968-1971), Madonna Residence (1972-1977), Sacred Heart Manor (1977-1978 & 1981-1985), Ozanam Hall (1978-1981), St. Joseph Nursing Home (1985-1986 & 1992-1997), and Mary Manning Walsh Home (1986-1992 & 1997-2019). Sr. Sean served in various nursing positions including Director of Nursing. She was appointed Superior/Administrator at St. Joseph Nursing Home, Superior at Mary Manning Walsh Home during the 1980’s, later appointed Administrator, and finally Executive Director of the Walsh Home.

Our Community was always on her mind, and in planning her funeral, Sr. Sean requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Cause of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa as she believed Mother’s Cause would perpetuate our Congregation. Sr. Sean William was devoted to her religious life, the aged, her sister Mary O’Hagan (RIP) and her role as aunt, great aunt, and avid Yankees fan.  Although her Irish heritage was always close to her heart, her strong personality and her quick smile were definitely that of a New Yorker. When Mother Angeline welcomed Sr. Sean to the halls of heaven, no doubt they shared a warm New York Irish American embrace!

WAKE:

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm

Mary Manning Walsh Home 

First Floor Parlor

1339 York Avenue

New York, New York 10021

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Thursday, July 25, 201910:30 a.m.

Mary Manning Walsh Home

Holy Family Chapel

Viewing prior to Mass from  9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor

 

BURIAL:

Thursday, July 25, 2019

At 2:30 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526 

 

 


R.I.P Sister M. Carolyn Therese Keane, O.Carm.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

 

Sister Carolyn Therese Keane, O.Carm. passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Manor, MA on March 6, 2019 in the 73 rd year of her religious life. 

Carolyn Therese Keane was born on February 27, 1927 in Manchester, NH to Timothy and Catherine (nee Sears) Keane.  Having lived 33 years as a Sister of Mercy, after a canonical transfer process , the then Sr. M. Cornelius Timothy was received into Carmel on January 5, 1980.  She professed final vows as a Carmelite Sister on January 4, 1981, and later returned to her baptismal name.

Sr. Carolyn’s missions included Mary Manning Walsh Home, Carmel Manor, and Ferncliff Nursing Home for brief periods of time.  At St. Teresa’s Motherhouse, Germantown, NY, she was appointed Assistant Novice Director and Temporary Vow Director (1985-1989) and went on to serve at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home, NH (1990-1997), St. Raphael’s Home, OH (1997-2005), and Marian Manor, MA (1981-1985 and 2005-2016).  In 2016,  Sr. Carolyn was transferred to St. Patrick’s Manor, MA due to failing health  and was eventually admitted as a resident.

Always very generous in the apostolate, Sr. Carolyn ministered as unit coordinator and resident advocate, in medical records and computer data entry, assisting in Chapel and distributed Holy Communion.  In addition, God blessed Sr. Carolyn with a beautiful voice and she would often raise it in song for the Sisters and the residents.

Sr. Carolyn Therese went Home to the Lord on Ash Wednesday, the day that begins our Lenten journey toward Easter.  Her journey of 92 years has ended and she now celebrates her very own Easter – and rejoices to see the Risen Lord face-to-face!

WAKE:

Tuesday, March 12, 20192:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

BURIAL:

Wednesday, March 13, 201912:45 p.m. (approximately)

 St. Joseph New Cemetery

448 Donald Street 

Bedford, NH03110

 


 


R.I.P Sister M. Stephen Immaculate, O.Carm.

Monday, January 07, 2019 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

 

Sister M. Stephen Immaculate, O.Carm. returned to the Lord on the night of Saturday, January 5, 2019 in the 77th year of her religious life.

Mary Agnes Sodl was born in Austria on February 1, 1922 and at the age of ten came to the United States with her sister, Rose. With her parents, Stephen and Mary (nee Yost) Sodl and her siblings, the family eventually made their home in Whitehall, PA.  Having entered the Congregation on December 8, 1942, Sr. Stephen professed First Vows on June 16, 1944 and Final Vows on August 15, 1949.  Her missions included St. Leo’s Abbey, Villa Maria, and Lourdes Residence in Florida, the Bishop’s Residence in Albany, St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, St. Rita’s Home in Columbus, and Kahl Home in Davenport.  She was missioned four times at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas (1949-1951; 1953-1957; 1958-1965; 1970-1981).  In 198, Sr. Stephen received an assignment to Villa Teresa and remained there until January 2006 when the Home’s operations ceased, after which she moved on to St. Teresa’s Motherhouse.  In 2012, as her health began to fail, it became necessary that she go to the Enhanced Living Convent at Ozanam Hall, where she was more recently admitted to the nursing home.

While active in the apostolate, Sr. Stephen was mainly assigned to the kitchen, pantry, refectory, Chapel, and as a Eucharistic Minister.  She loved animals – especially dogs, cats, and horses, and while her health permitted she went for a walk every day.  She often went out on her day off for a very well-done steak, a baked potato and a salad.  April Fool’s Day was one of her favorite days and she took great delight in fooling many an unsuspecting victim.  Sr. Stephen enjoyed watching EWTN and football and was an avid Notre Dame fan.  She also enjoyed a good party, Polish music, and dancing the Polka!

Sr. M. Stephen Immaculate was blessed with the gift of a long life – almost 97 years - and although we are sad to see her leave, we rejoice as she enters into her new and everlasting life!

WAKE:

Sunday, January 13, 2019 

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m followed by Evening Prayer

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

Ozanam Hall

42-41 201st Street

Bayside, NY 11361

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, January 14, 2019

10:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

Ozanam Hall

BURIAL:

Friday, January 25, 2019

St. John the Baptist Cemetery

St. John the Baptist Church

3024 South Ruch Street

Whitehall, PA 18052

 


 


R.I.P Sister M. Bernadette Teresa, O.Carm.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Comments (2) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Bernadette Teresa, O.Carm. went to her eternal reward unexpectedly on the morning of September 18, 2018 at Teresian House in Albany, New York.  Sr. Bernadette was in the 53 rd year of her religious life.

Catherine Genevieve Saunders was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 1, 1947 to Daniel and Genevieve (nee Reilly) Saunders.  Shortly after graduating from High School, Sr. Bernadette entered the Congregation on September 8, 1965.  She professed First Vows on April 15, 1968 and professed Perpetual Vows on July 22, 1974.  Having trained as an LPN at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, and then as an R.N. at Joliet Junior College, for a time Sr. Bernadette served the residents as a nurse.

Sr. Bernadette’s missions included Madonna Residence (1968-1969 and 1988-1995), Carmel Hall (1969-1971 and 1978-1979), Ozanam Hall (1971-1978), St. Rita’s Home (1979-1982), St. Patrick’s Residence (1982-1988), St. Patrick’s Home (1995-2005), Carmel Richmond (2005-2009), Mary Manning Walsh Home (2009-2010) ,and St. Teresa’s Motherhouse (2010-2013).  Due to failing health, she was admitted to Teresian House as a resident on October 7, 2013.

Sr. Bernadette had a good sense of humor, and when she was in good health she loved to travel.

A regular participant at the “assisted week at Benziger’s,” Sr. Bernadette was quick to voice her appreciation for the efforts of those who made it possible for her to enjoy vacation time with the Sisters.  May Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa and all our deceased Sisters welcome Sr. M. Bernadette Teresa to their company, and may they all join in praying for an increase of good vocations to our beloved Congregation.

WAKE :

Thursday, September 20, 20183:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Infant of Prague Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Teresian House

200 Washington Ave. Ext.

Albany, NY 12203

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

 Friday, September 21, 2018  at 10:00 a.m.

Infant of Prague Chapel

Teresian House

BURIAL:

Monday, September 24, 2018

11:30 am

Greenwood Cemetery

5th Avenue and 25th Street (Main Entrance)

Brooklyn, NY 11231

 


 

 

 


R.I.P Sister Jude Regina Morrison, O.Carm.

Saturday, September 08, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister M. Jude Regina, O.Carm. passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Manor on September 8, 2018 in the 64 th year of her religious life.Although her health had been fluctuating for some time, there was nothing other than her age to indicate her time on earth was nearing its end.

Ann Bridget Morrison was born in County Mayo, Ireland, to Austin and Bridget (nee Gibbons) Morrison on October 16, 1925.  She immigrated to the U.S.A. where she settled in Boston, MA., and in 1952 become a naturalized American Citizen.  She entered the Congregation on September 8, 1954, professed first vows on March 17, 1956, and made Final Profession on December 9, 1961.

After serving in Philadelphia, Massachusetts and New York, Sr. Jude returned to Ireland as Superior of Our Lady’s Manor, Dublin (1969-1979).  Upon coming back to the United States she served at Teresian House, Madonna Residence, Marian Manor and St. Joseph’s Manor, and was then appointed the Superior/Administrator of St. Margaret Hall (1985-1991) and the Superior/ Administrator of St. Rita’s Home (1991-1994). Then Sacred Heart Manor (1994-2000), Carmel Richmond (2000-2006) and St. Patrick’s Manor, where she was eventually admitted as a resident, followed. 

Sr. Jude Regina lived a long life of 93 years, 64 of which were spent journeying along the spiritual path of Carmel.  It is fitting that the Lord called her home on the Birthday of Our Blessed Mother – exactly 64 years from the day long ago when she set out on that journey, not knowing where it would lead. We give praise and thanks to God that Sr. M. Jude Regina journeyed with us.

WAKE :

Tuesday, September 11, 20183:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

 Wednesday, September 12, 201810:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

BURIAL:

Wednesday, September 12, 20182:00 p.m.

 Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526 

 




R.I.P Sister M. Patricia Camillus, O.Carm.

Friday, August 03, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister M. Patricia Camillus, O.Carm.  passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, MA on August 2, 2018 in the 58 th year of her religious life.

Born in Rochester, NH on February 27, 1933 to Joseph and Jessie (nee Tremblay) Lucier, Jeannette Irene Lucier entered the Congregation on September 7, 1960, professed first vows on April 17, 1963 and final vows on July 1, 1967.Trained as a Registered Nurse before she entered, Sister Camillus spent most of her religious life serving in positions that utilized her excellent nursing skills. She also served as Superior while at Mary Manning Walsh Home.

Among the many Homes she was stationed at, the longest periods of time were spent at St. Teresa’s Manor, Manchester, NH (1970-1976); Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, PA (1976-1981) St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Utica, NY (1987-1997); and Mary Manning Walsh Home, NYC, (1998-2005). Her final mission was St. Patrick’s Manor (2005-2018), where she was admitted as a resident in November 2014 and lovingly cared for by the Sisters and staff.

Sister Camillus was an avid baseball fan and always rooted for the NY Yankees. But her faithfulness to the Yankees did not surpass her faithfulness to the Lord whom she loved and served throughout her life. We can be confident that Sr. Patricia Camillus hit a home run up and over centerfield into the bleechers…..and then ran all the way Home!

WAKE:

Wednesday, August 8, 20182:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Thursday, August 9, 201810:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

Framingham, MA 01701

BURIAL:

Thursday, August 9, 20182:00 p.m.

 Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526 

 

 


R.I.P Sister M. Benigna Consolata, O.Carm.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Benigna Consolata, O.Carm.

On the morning of Thursday, June 21, 2018 while sitting in her chair, fully clothed in her habit, waiting for a Sister to take her to meet her Lord at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Jesus came for Sr. Benigna Himself and took her to the Beatific Vision instead. She was in the 82 nd year of her religious life, and approaching her 102nd birthday!

Marie Bernadette Palmiere was born on September 2, 1916 in New York City to Rosario and Carmella (nee Dottoli) Pinizzotta. Entering the Congregation on June 19, 1936, less than seven years after its founding, Sr. Benigna received the habit on March 13, 1937, made her first profession of vows on March 17, 1938 and professed perpetual vows on December 9, 1942.  Her first mission was Mt. Carmel Home, NY (1938-1958) after which she served at St. Joseph’s Seminary and Mater Christi Seminary.  Her many other missions included Marian Manor, Carmel Hall, Carmel Manor, St. Mary’s Home, Lourdes Residence, St. Rita’s Home, Catholic Memorial Home, St. Patrick’s Manor, The Pennsylvania, Mary Manning Walsh Home, St. Raphael’s Home, and Madonna Residence.  Sr. Benigna was missioned at St. Patrick’s Home in June of 1995 where she remained until her death.  During that time she enjoyed going to the Activities Department and spending time visiting the residents.  She was loved very much by all, and during her later years was well cared for by the Sisters and staff of St. Patrick’s Home.

Sr. Benigna Consolata lived a full life and kept the Sisters laughing. She was always interested in knowing about vocations to our Congregation and prayed fervently for this intention.  She loved to sing and dance, and at her 80 th Jubilee in 2016 - with a little help from her Sisters - Sr. Benigna danced joyfully in celebration.  Now her joy will know no bounds as she sheds the burden of her years and leaps for joy as she dances before the Lord!

WAKE:

Sunday, June 24, 2018

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Home

66 Van Cortlandt Park South

Bronx, New York 10463

 

 

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, June 25, 2018

10:00 a.m.

 St. Patrick’s Chapel

St. Patrick’s Home

Bronx, New York 10463 

 

BURIAL:

Monday, June 25, 2018

1:30 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

600 Woods Road

Germantown, New York 12526

 

 



R.I.P Sister M. Serafino of the Assumption, O.Carm.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister M. Serafino of the Assumption, O.Carm. passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2018 in the 68th year of her religious life.

Gloria Louise Besozzi was born on April 3, 1928 in Wainwright, OH to Serafino and Mary Assunta (Lupi) Besozzi. Entering the Congregation on August 14, 1950, Sister Serafino made her first profession on April 15, 1952, and professed final vows on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, 1957.  Her missions included Mary Manning Walsh Home (1962-1970), St. Rita’s Home (1970-1979), St. Margaret Hall (1979-1985), Garvey Manor (1985-1990), St. Patrick’s Home (1990-1997), and St. Teresa’s Motherhouse (1997-2014).  On August 26, 2014 she returned to her “Home-State” of Ohio and was admitted as a resident to Mother Angeline McCrory Manor, where she would be in close proximity to her family.  Sister Serafino received excellent care from the staff of Mother Angeline McCrory Manor and was lovingly looked after by our Sisters.

In her ministry to the aged and infirm, Sister Serafino was appointed the Superior and/or the Administrator of the majority of the Homes where she was assigned, and did her best to perform the duties that were asked of her.  A talented musician who loved to sing, Sister Serafino played the organ and piano beautifully, directed the Community Choir, and taught the Sisters many hymns and songs. She also had a competitive streak that was obvious to anyone with whom she played cards!

As she enters the courts of heaven, may Sister M. Serafino of the Assumption be surrounded by the choirs of archangels, angels, cherubim and seraphim as she joins her voice to theirs in singing Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

 

WAKE:

Friday, April 13, 20184:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Mother Angeline McCrory Manor

5199 Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43213

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Saturday, April 14, 201810:00 a.m.

 St. Joseph’s Chapel

Mother Angeline McCrory Manor

Columbus, OH 43213

 

BURIAL:

Saturday, April 14, 2018  

 Calvary Cemetery (Family Plot)

Delaware Drive SE 

New Philadelphia, OH 44663 

 



R.I P Sister Rosemary Heaton, O.Carm.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 


Sister Rosemary Heaton, O.Carm. passed away at St. Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, MA on January 7, 2018 in the sixty-sixth year of her religious life.

Rosemary Heaton was born on December 20, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Sarah Agnes (Sutkevich) and Trueman John Heaton.  She entered the Congregation on August 14, 1952, received the habit on April 30, 1953 taking the name Sr. M. Francis Patricia, and later returning to her baptismal name.  She professed first vows on May 3, 1954 and perpetual vows on December 8, 1958.

Among her many missions, Sr. Rosemary spent several years in West Palm Beach, Florida: Lourdes Residence (1962-1967 and 1973-1975) and The Pennsylvania (1980-1989).  She then served at Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas, KY (1989-1994) and Kahl Home, Davenport, IA (1994-1995) before being assigned to her final mission at St. Patrick’s Manor in 1995.  In her later years, Sr. Rosemary was a resident of the nursing home but, as late as last week, continued to spend her afternoons helping in Medical Records.  She was a great community person and an ambassador of good will around the Manor.  She also enjoyed making cards on her computer and now and then taking The Ride to Walmart, Staples and her other favorite stores, topped off by an Italian sub at Subway.  Sr. Rosemary had great devotion to the Infant of Prague, and despite her failing condition was faithful to daily Mass and Days of Recollection with the Sisters.

As the Lord manifested Himself to the Wise Men at the Epiphany, may Sr. Rosemary know the fullness of joy as she meets Him face to face.

WAKE:

Wednesday, January 10, 20182:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Thursday, January 11, 201810:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

Framingham, MA

BURIAL:

Thursday, January 11, 2018St. Joseph’s Cemetery

West Roxbury, MA

 


R.I.P Sister Teresa Kennedy, O.Carm.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Comments (2) | Permalink

Sister Teresa Kennedy, O.Carm. passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 29, 2017 at the Kahl Home in the 61 st year of her religious life.

Teresa Ann Kennedy was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 18, 1938 to Thomas and Mary (Bergin) Kennedy. Her father was from Scotland and her mother was from Ireland. She entered the Congregation on September 7, 1956, professed First Vows on October 2, 1958, and made her Perpetual Profession of Vows on December 8, 1962.

Sr. Teresa had many missions during her time in Community, among them Carmel Hall, Detroit, MI (1958-1962 & 1971-1974); Kahl Home, Davenport, IA (1963-1965, 1986-1991, & 2013-2017); St. Patrick’s Residence, Joliet, IL (1965-1970) & Naperville, IL (1991-1998). She was also at Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas, KY (1998-2013) as either the Administrator, Prioress/Administrator, or Assistant Prioress/Administrator.

Sr. Teresa was fond of reading British mystery novels and watching old movies. Her favorite color was yellow, she preferred plain food (no salt and pepper), and cooked the very best steak and lamb chops.She loved to laugh, and she was often heard spontaneously raising her voice in song – even when nobody else was singing! May her special patron, St. Therese of Lisieux, and all the Carmelite Saints, open the gates of heaven to Sr. Teresa, as she spontaneously raises her voice with theirs in a song of joy that will never end!

WAKE:

Sunday, November 5, 20172:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

 Kahl Home for the Aged

6702 Jersey Ridge Road

Davenport, IA 52807

 

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

 Kahl Home for the Aged

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Memorial Mass – Avila Chapel (no casket) at 10:00 a.m.

Viewing:

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Mother Angeline Heritage Center

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

600 Woods Road

Germantown, NY 12526

Committal Ceremony:

12:15 p.m.

Mother Angeline Heritage Center