Carmelite Events

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

Sister Helena - Monday, July 22, 2019

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!


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


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



Thursday, July 25, 2019

At 2:30 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526 



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