Obituaries – March 1, 2014

Sister Ann Dyer, C.S.J., a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 74 years, died Feb. 13.

She entered the congregation from Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, Sunset Park, and she studied at Manhattan College, and Rivier College, Nashua, N.H.

Sister Ann

Formerly  known as Sister Catherine Elizabeth, she taught at Transfiguration, Williamsburg, 1942-46; St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor, 1946-50; St. Anthony of Padua, Greenpoint, 1950-53; Queen of All Saints, Fort Greene, 1953-55; Holy Family, Flushing, 1955-60, and St. Martha, Uniondale, L.I., 1960-62.

She then taught on the secondary level at The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, 1962-69; Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, 1969-70; and Bishop McDonnell H.S., Crown Heights, 1970-73, before serving as principal at St. Thomas Aquinas, Park Slope, 1973-79.

Next, she served at St. Angela Hall Academy H.S., Clinton Hill, 1979-80; Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, 1980-81; St. Agnes Seminary, Marine Park, 1981-84; Academy of St. Joseph H.S., Brentwood, 1984-87; and Sacred Heart, North Merrick, L.I., 1987-90, before becoming secretary of the religious education office at St. Anne, Brentwood, 1990-91.

She ministered at Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood, 1991-94; Brentwood Education Center, Brentwood, 1994-95; and Sacred Heart Academy, Hempstead, 1995-97.

In 2006, she retired to St. Joseph Convent.

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.

Sister Mary Richard DiGiacomo, C.S.J., a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, L.I., for 75 years, died Feb. 3.

Sister Mary

She entered the congregation in 1940 from Holy Cross parish, Flatbush. She then studied at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y., and Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

She taught at St. Brendan, Midwood, 1942-45; St. Philip Neri, Northport, L.I., 1945-50; Academy of St. Joseph H.S., Brentwood, 1950-58; St. Teresa of Avila, Prospect Heights, 1958-61; Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, 1961-73; served at St. Frances de Chantal, Wantagh, L.I., as a clerical assistant, 1973-78, and St. Stanislaus Kostka, Maspeth, 1976-86.

In 1986, she returned to the Academy of St. Joseph, where she stayed until 1992.

In 2007, she retired to Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood.

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.

Sister Angela
Sister Angela

Sister Angela Hearne, R.S.H.M., died at Marymount Convent, Tarrytown, N.Y., on Feb. 19.

A member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary for 80 years, she celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 6.

Born  as Bridget Carmel Hearne in County Waterford, Ireland, she entered the community in 1931 and made her final vows in 1938.

She spent 75 years teaching, including assignments at St. Mary’s School, Long Island City, 1935-1950, and at St. Catharine of Alexandria, Borough Park, 1950-54.

In 1954, Sister Angela was sent to minister in Sag Harbor, L.I., where she taught for the next 54 years at the Academy of the Sacred Heart of Mary School and at St. Andrew’s School, which became Stella Maris Regional School.

For 20 years, she ran the Sacred Heart of Mary Summer Camp at Cormaria in Sag Harbor.

Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, White Plains, N.Y.

Remembering Bishop Catanello

A memorial Mass observing the first anniversary of the death of Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius A. Catanello will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, Flushing, on Sunday, March 2, at noon.

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