Obituaries

Obituary: Sister Anna Mildred Desiderio, C.S.J.

Sister Anna Mildred Desiderio, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 64 years, died in Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood, Oct. 21.

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Sister Anna Mildred

She entered the congregation in 1953 from St. Patrick parish, Bay Ridge. She earned her degree in secondary education from St. Joseph College, followed by a master’s in educational administration from Manhattan College.

Formerly known as Sister Mary Sarto, she taught at Holy Cross, Flatbush, 1955-61; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Long Island City, 1961-63; Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill, 1963-68; and Stella Maris H.S., Rockaway Park, 1968-79.

After serving as assistant principal at St. Angela Hall Academy, Clinton Hill, 1979-80, she went on to serve as principal at St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst, 1980-87; Our Lady of Miracles, Canarsie, 1987-2000, and Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen, Carroll Gardens, 2000-05.

In 2005, she began her ministry as coordinator of St. Joseph Convent, Brentwood, and served in that role until she retired in 2013.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place in Maria Regina Chapel Oct. 25. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.

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