Josephite Sister, 99, Dies

Sister-Veale-CSJSister James Patrice Veale, C.S.J., a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 79 years, died March 26, at the Motherhouse in Brentwood. She was 99.

She entered the congregation in 1935 from St. Sebastian parish, Woodside. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Latin from St. John’s University, Jamaica, she achieved state certification from Queens College in Spanish. In collaboration with another Sister of St. Joseph, she co-authored a Latin workbook for Harcourt and Brace in 1985.

She taught at St. Agnes Seminary, Marine Park, 1937-38; St. Anne, Brentwood, 1938-39; Immaculate Conception, Jamaica, 1939-43; St. John the Evangelist, Park Slope, 1943-49; St. Joachim, Cedarhurst, L.I., 1949-52; Bishop McDonnell H.S., Crown Heights, 1952-60; St. Agnes Seminary H.S., Marine Park, 1960-63, and The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, 1963-93.

She was predeceased by her sister, Sister Miriam Dolores, C.S.J., in 2009.

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.