Obituary — Dominican Sister Ann Elizabeth Lockwood

OBIT_SrALockwoodOPSister Ann Elizabeth Lockwood, O.P., a Sister of St. Dominic, Amityville, L.I., for 56 years, died May 30. She was 74.

She entered the congregation on Sept. 8, 1956, from St. Luke’s parish, Whitestone. One year later, she received the habit and her religious name, Sister Richard Lawrence. In 1958, she pronounced her vows.

She taught at St. Fidelis School, College Point, 1958-72, and St. Patrick School, Huntington, L.I., 1972-75.

In 1975, she entered the nursing program at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, L.I., as a part-time student, while helping at Queen of the Rosary Infirmary, Amityville, until 1978.

She was affiliated with St. Luke, Whitestone, 1978-99, while she worked as a registered nurse in Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, L.I.; Calvary Hospital, the Bronx; Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village; Allen Health Agency, Jamaica; and Tokos Medical Corporation, Tarrytown, N.Y. Some agencies used her teaching skills to instruct home health aides.

She was coordinator of Consolation Convent, Amityville, 1999-2002, while residing at Our Lady of Lourdes, Massapequa Park, L.I. She then served as a driver at the Motherhouse until 2009.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Albert Chapel. Amityville. Interment in the Sisters’ Cemetery followed.


2 thoughts on “Obituary — Dominican Sister Ann Elizabeth Lockwood

  1. So sorry to hear this, Sister Richard Lawrence was once of the finest people I ever knew. She gave special attention to my developmentally disabled sister Denise at St Fidelis, and gave generously of her time to see that my sister could make her Communion and Confirmation in spite of her disabilities. Years later, she helped my other sister deliver her baby in L.I.J. hospital! May God keep her good and generous soul. She was a blessing in my family’s lives.

  2. This was my childhood friend Ann from Whitestone. She taught me how to play croquet in her backyard and her grandmother ironed on a rolling press. She lived in the most lovely house with a glassed in porch. Her two brothers became priests and she became a nun. Lots of prayers in that family for religious vocations. She gave me her Sardonyx birthstone ring (August) before leaving for the convent. We had some great times together.