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In the Joy of Eternal Life

Sr. Pat CroweSister Mary Schramm, OSU, Ursuline Sister of Tildonk, died suddenly on Thursday, September 19, 2013 in Bayport, NY. 

Sister was born in Richmond Hill, NY on February 9, 1940.  Sister Mary is the daughter of the late Louis Joseph Schramm and Marie Rita McGrath.  Mary entered the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk in Blue Point, NY on September 8, 1958 and professed her final vows in 1964.

She taught in primary parochial schools in Ozone Park, NY and Seaford, NY, as well as in Stamford and Meriden, Connecticut.  Sister Mary was also an instructor in the Alternate High School affiliated with Rossbrook House in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for three years.  In addition to her teaching, she served as Co-Coordinator of PRONTO of L.I. in Bay Shore, NY for three years while living in the Angela Merici Inn. 

Following her teaching career, Sister Mary gave service to the community at St. Ursula Center at Blue Point, NY where she resided.  She created “sacred space” and brought beauty to the gardens.  She engaged many volunteers, especially from the local scouting community, in her beautification of the grounds.

Sister Mary will be deeply missed by her family, her Ursuline Sisters and Associates, and the many friends she made over the years.  She is survived by her brothers, Jack of Leesburg, FL, James of White River Junction, VT, and Stephen of Rockville Centre, NY and her sisters, Virginia of Manchester, NH, Jane of Halcott, NY,  Angela of Manhattan, NY, and Marian of Suffern, NY and, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her Memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday, September 28th at St. Ursula Center followed by interment at the Ursuline Cemetery in Blue Point.

Memorial contributions in her memory benefiting the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund may be sent to:  Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY, 11432-1308

For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


 

Sr. Pat CroweSister Margaret (Maggie) Gay died February 1, 2013 at Brookhaven Hospital. She was born May 26, 1933 in Hartford, CT. She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on September 8, 1952 and professed her final vows six years later.

Sr. Margaret taught at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ozone Park from 1966-1969 and at St. Maurice in Stamford from 1971-1977. She served her community for many years providing housekeeping and meal preparation in the Province’s retreat centers in Oyster Bay, NY and Blue Point, NY.

In2003, after many years of service, Sr. Margaret retired in Blue Point where she continued in a ministry of prayer.

She is survived by her brother Rev. James Gay of California and pre-deceased, by her brothers, Rev. John Gay and David Gay.  Her funeral mass was celebrated February 5th at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, NY followed by internment at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Maggie's honor benefiting the Ursuline Sisters Retirement fund may be sent to: Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308

For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


Sr. Pat CroweSister Sara Mooney died October 12, 2012 at Brookhaven Hospital. She was born June 4, 1921 in County Monaghan, Ireland. She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on November 2, 1940 and professed her final vows five years later. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Manhattan College and her Masters from St. Rose College.

Sr. Sara ministered for many years as a teacher. Her ministry was extensive and included teaching at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ozone Park from 1943-1945, 1968-1969; Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY from 1945-1953; Our Lady of Victory in West Haven, CT from 1953-1955; St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford, CT from 1957-1959, 1963-1965; St. Maurice School in Stamford, CT from 1959-1962; St. William the Abbot, Seaford, NY from 1966-1968; St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Bronx, NY from 1971-1972; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, Bronx, NY from 1972-1975 and St. Francis School, Patchogue, NY from 1975-1977.  She also ministered for several years from 1977-1989 as a Home Healthcare Aide.

In 1998, after many years of active service, Sr. Sara retired in Blue Point where she continued in a ministry of prayer.
She is survived by two sister-in-laws and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral mass was celebrated October 15th at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, NY followed by internment at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Sara's honor benefiting the Ursuline Sisters Retirement fund may be sent to: Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


Sr. Pat CroweSister Patricia (Sr. Loretto) Crowe, OSU died June 25, 2012 at NY Queens Hospital. She was born March 8, 1938 and raised in Howard Beach, NY. She is a graduate of Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY.  She received a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education from St. John’s University and a Master of Arts degree in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz, as well as Certifications in Elementary and Art Education and Administration. She entered the Congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on September 8, 1956.

Sr. Patricia ministered for many years in education as both a teacher and a principal.  She served on the elementary level teaching  6th, 7th and 8th grades at Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary in Ozone Park, NY; Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY; and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Bayside, NY.

She served as an Art teacher at St. Mary High School in Greenwich, CT from 1971-1979.  She was principal for Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach from 1986-1997.

She also ministered for many years as a Eucharist Minister and a member of the Bereavement Team at Our Lady of Grace.
After retiring as principal, Sr. Patricia continued in ministry as a private tutor for several years.

She was preceded in death by her mother Loretta Smith Crowe and her father Thomas Crowe. She is survived by her sisters Evelyn Matier and Margaret Crowe, her brother Thomas Crowe, and nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass was held June 28, 2012, 10:30 am in the chapel of St. Ursula Center  followed by interment at the St. Ursula Center cemetery in Blue Point, NY.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Patricia's honor benefiting the Ursuline Sisters Retirement fund may be sent to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY, 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


Sr. Joseph McCarthy, OSUSister Mary Josephine Gorman, OSU died January 2, 2012 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. She was born November 5, 1917 in New York City. She entered the Congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on August 15, 1933 and professed her final vows eight years later. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Manhattan College.

Sr. Josephine ministered for many years as a teacher. Her ministry was extensive and included teaching at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ozone Park from 1938-1947; St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford, CT from 1949-1953; Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY from 1953-1959; Our Lady of Victory in West Haven, CT from 1959-1963; Our Lady Star of the Sea, Stamford, CT from 1963 -1966 and St. Maurice School in Stamford, CT from 1980-1983. She also ministered for several years from 1979-1993 at the Stamford Parks and Recreations Summer Program directing Arts and Crafts.

In 1996, after many years of active service, Sr. Josephine retired to Blue Point where she continued a ministry of prayer.
She is survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated January 6th at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, NY followed by internment at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Josephine's honor benefiting the Ursuline Sisters Retirement fund may be sent to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY, 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


Sr. Joseph McCarthy, OSUSister Mary Joseph McCarthy, OSU died December 20, 2011 at the Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood, NY. She was born March 19, 1914 in Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. She entered the Congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on January 10, 1928 and professed her final vows seven years later.

Sr. Joseph ministered for many years in Catholic Education.  She began her elementary school teaching career in 1931 at Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary in Ozone Park, NY.  From there she ministered at Our Lady of Victory in West Haven, CT and taught at St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford, CT.   After ministering for over 20 years in education, she served as the Director of Studies for Ursuline Sisters for another twenty years.

In 1969 she returned to Our Lady of Victory in West Haven, CT to director the parish’s Religious Education program.  In 1972 she went to St. William the Abbot Parish in Seaford, NY to serve as Director of Religious Education.  From 1992 – 1995 she work with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. William the Abbot visiting the sick.  She retired from active ministry in 1995 at the age of 81 and moved to St. Ursula Center in Blue Point. 

She is survived by two sisters in Ireland and several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass was celebrated on December 27 at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, NY followed by internment at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sister Joseph's memory to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


Sr. Anna Ardiff, OSUSister Anna Ardiff, OSU died April 30, 2011 at the St. Ursula Center Convent in Blue Point, NY. She was born September 29, 1913 in Dublin, Ireland. She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on October 3, 1928 and professed her final vows seven years later. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Manhattan College in 1955, and a Masters of Arts degree from St. John’s University in 1969.

Sr. Anna ministered for many years as a Teacher, Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She began her teaching career in 1933 at Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary in Ozone Park, NY.  After serving 23 years at Nativity, Sr. Anna went to teach at St. Maurice in Stamford, CT from 1956 to 1960 and St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford, CT from 1960-1966.

In 1966 she began teaching at Holy Family High School in Huntington, NY for four years before returning to Nativity for another eight years.  From there she taught at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach for 20 years until 1998 when she retired.  In retirement she tutored English and Reading until 2000 when she came to Blue Point where she continued in a ministry of prayer.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews in the United States, Ireland, England and Japan.

Her funeral mass was celebrated May 5th at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, NY followed by internment at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sister Anna's memory to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


Sr. Philomena O'Brien, OSUSister Philomena O’Brien, OSU died April 25, 2011 at the St. Ursula Center Convent in Blue Point, NY. She was born October 25, 1918 in Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on August 22, 1935 and professed her final vows six years later. She was among the first group of postulants to enter the newly established American Novitiate in Blue Point. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Fordham University, a Masters of Arts degree in History and a PhD in Political Science from St. John’s University.

Sr. Philomena ministered for many years in Education where she served as teacher and principal. She began her teaching career in 1939 at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY.  After serving 20 years at Our Lady of Grace, Sr. Philomena served as Principal at St. Maurice in Stamford, CT for six years.

In 1965 she began a ten year term as Provincial of her congregation.  Following that she spent many years in retreat work serving as retreat director at Mt. St. Ursula Retreat Center in Oyster Bay, NY from 1975 to 1982 and St. Ursula Center in Blue Point, NY from 1982 to 1998.

After her retirement in Blue Point in 1998, Sr. Philomena continued to lead a busy and active life.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews in the United States and Ireland.

Her funeral mass was celebrated April 28th at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, NY followed by internment at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sister Philomena's memory to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.



Sr. Mary DeMontfort, OSUSister Mary DeMontfort, OSU died December 8, 2010 at the St. Ursula Center Convent in Blue Point, NY. She was born February 2, 1933 and raised in South Ozone Park, NY. She is a graduate of Our Lady of Wisdom Academy in Ozone Park, NY.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Education from St. John’s University and a Master of Arts degree from St. Bonaventure University. She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on September 8, 1954.

Sr. DeMonfort ministered as a teacher at St. Maurice School in Stamford, CT from 1957 to 1965.

She was then called to serve her community in the role of Formation Director for her congregation. She spent the next 10 years working with the community’s novices and postulants in their spiritual growth. She also spent several years as a member of the Congregation’s Provincial Council and served as Assistant Provincial from 1979-1982.

She also served as the Administrator of the St. Ursula Center in Blue Point, NY and was instrumental in rebuilding of the convent after it was destroyed by a fire in 1980.

She was preceded in death by her mother Marguerite Kenny, her father Cornelius Reardon Sullivan, her sister Marguerite Sullivan and her brothers Cornelius Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan and Michael Sullivan.

She is survived by her sisters-in-law, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral Mass was held December 13, 2010 followed by internment at the St. Ursula Center cemetery in Blue Point, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sister DeMontfort's memory to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


Sr. Mary Louise GrubeSister Mary Louise Grube, OSU, died November 23, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, NY. She was born July 12, 1918. She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on February 11, 1940 and professed her vows five years later. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgian Court in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Sr. Louise ministered for many years as a primary school teacher and music instructor. Her ministry was extensive and included teaching at Nativity BVM in Ozone Park, NY;  Our Lady of Victory in West Haven, CT ; Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY;  St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford, CT; St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose, NY; St. William the Abbot in Seaford, NY; and Holy Angels Regional School in Patchogue, NY.

Sr. Louise was a talented artist and musician. After retiring from teaching, Sr. Louise continued teaching piano privately. She also volunteered as an entertainer at several adult homes.

She continued in her ministry of spirituality and started a prayer group which still meets today at the St. Ursula Center.  She was very active in the Cursillo movement. She was also a member of the Columbiettes of Patchogue #725. 

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated November 29th at the St. Ursula Center Chapel, followed by internment at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sister Louise's memory to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


 

Sr. Joan Sirtowt, OSUSister Joan Sirtowt, OSU died on Friday, June 11, 2010, in Waterbury,Conn., after a brief illness.

Sister Joan was born on June 2, 1945, in Waterbury, a daughter of the late Joseph Francis and Anna (Tenis) Sirtowt. She earned her B.S. in education from St. John's University, 30 credits in educational media from Fairfield University and her master's degree in theology from St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vt.

She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on Aug. 9, 1963. She was a teacher at St. Maurice School in Glenbrook, Conn., and St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford, Conn.; director of religious education at the Nativity B.V.M. in Swanton, Vt., for 25 years; and was also employed by Vermont Associates in St. Albans, Vt., and most recently Stewart Property Management in Springfield, Vt.

She leaves a sister, Roseceil Rader and her husband, Ronald Garth Rader, of Naugatuck; and numerous cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 17, at St. Mary Church in Naugatuck, VT. folowed by burial in St. James Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sister Joan's memory to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.



Sr. Paula Carey, OSUSister Paula Carey, OSU died June 8, 2010 at the St. Ursula Center Convent in Blue Point, NY. She was born July 18,1919. She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on August 24, 1938 and professed her final vows six years later. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Fordham University; a diploma in Catechetics from Lumen Vitae in Brussels, Belgium and a Diploma in Liturgy from Liturgical Institute in Carlow, Ireland.

Sr. Paula ministered for many years as a teacher. Her ministry was extensive and included teaching at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY from 1944-1963; Our Lady of Victory in West Haven, CT from 1963-1968; Holy Family High School in Huntington, NY from 1968-1969; St. William the Abbot in Seaford, NY from 1969 to 1984; St. Gregory the Great in Bellerose, NY from 1985-1989, and Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village, NY from 1990-1992.

After retiring from teaching, Sr. Paula ministered as a Pastoral Minister, visiting the sick and homebound parishioners of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Bellerose. 

In 2000, after many years of active service, Sr. Paula retired in Blue Point where she continued in a ministry of prayer.
She is survived by her nieces Eileen Connolly, Maura Morgan, & Paula McElroy and many grandnieces and a grandnephew.

Her funeral mass was celebrated June 10th at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, NY followed by internment at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Sheila's honor may be sent to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


Sr. Sheila MolloySister Sheila Molloy, OSU died January 30, 2010 at the St. Ursula Center Convent in Blue Point, NY after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 30, 1937 and raised in Howard Beach, NY. She was a graduate of Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY.  She received a Bachelor degree from St. John’s University and a Masters of Arts degree from Fairfield University. She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on September 8, 1955.

Sr. Sheila ministered for many years in the education field where she served as both a teacher and principal.  She began her teaching career at Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary in Ozone Park, NY.  Later she served as a teacher on the high school level at Holy Family High School in Huntington, NY.

As a woman with deep spirituality, she assumed the role of Formation Director for her congregation. She also spent nine years from 1984 – 1993 as a member of the congregation’s general government in Belgium.

Upon her return from Belgium she was a  Pastoral Associate in Virginia, and at three parishes on Long Island,  St. Anthony’s in Rocky Point, St. Agnes in Greenport and mostly recently St. John the Baptist in Wading River.

She also served as the Co-Director of the congregation's Associate members.

She was preceded in death by her mother Eva Wagner Molloy, her father Major William Molloy and her brother William Molloy.

She is survived by her sisters Judith Barnes and Marilyn Hannon and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her funeral mass was held  February 4, 2010, 9:30 am followed by internment at the St. Ursula Center cemetery  in Blue Point, NY.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Sheila's honor may be sent to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.


Sr. Lorraine O'NeilSister Lorraine (Sr. Edward) O'Neil, OSU died May 8, 2009 at the St. Ursula Center Convent in Blue Point, NY. She was born July 27, 1918. She entered the congregation on September 8, 1932 and professed her vows three years later.

Sr. Lorraine ministered for many years as a teacher. Her ministry was extensive and included teaching at St. William the Abbot in Seaford, NY; Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY;  Nativity BVM in Ozone Park, NY; St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford, CT; and Our Lady of Victory in West Haven, CT.

After retiring from teaching, Sr. Lorraine felt called to minister to the needy, spiritually and physically. The Ministry of Care and Services coordinated by Sr. Lorraine served the people of Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Ozone Park and Woodhaven. Food, clothing, furniture and healthcare were provided through the assistance of generous parishioners.

In 1979, Sr. Lorraine became a leader of the Amazing Prayer Group to facilitate charismatic renewal among its members and to sensitize them to the presence of the Holy Spirit. After many years of active service, Sr. Lorraine retired in Blue Point where she continued in a ministry of prayer. She was the liaison for the St. Ursula Center healing masses and also took on the responsibility of caring for the St. Ursula Center Chapel.

She was preceded in death by her sister Bernadette Canner and nephews Charles Canner and John G. Bellew, FDNY.
She is survived by her sister Marguerite O'Neil-Bellew, brother-in-law Terrance Bellew and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her funeral mass was celebrated May 10th at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, NY followed by internment on May 11th at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Lorraine's honor may be sent to:
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308
For your convenience, you can download our donation form (in PDF format), then print it and submit it with your donation.