Obituary: Sister Alice Francis Young, C.S.J.

Sister Alice Francis
Sister Alice Francis

Sister Alice Francis Young, C.S.J., 101, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 84 years, died July 6 in St. Joseph College Convent in Clinton Hill.

She entered the congregation from Our Lady of Angels parish, Bay Ridge. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology/education followed by a master’s in curriculum/teaching from Teachers College-Columbia University and an master’s in child development from the University of Minnesota.

She was assigned to Our Lady of Sorrows School, Corona, 1934-36, followed by the remainder of her ministerial life at St. Joseph College, Brooklyn, as a professor of child development until 2000.

As a master teacher at St. Joseph College for over 40 years, she helped educate thousands of children and gave them the ability to reach their potential.

As part of the Congressional Record of the 112th Congress, she received special recognition for her outstanding contribution to education by the United States Senate.

Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.

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  1. Sister Alice brought to me a vision of childhood that i carry with me to this day. RIP. You were my hero. The best of my work with children came from you.