Obituary: Sister Anne Behre, C.S.J.

Sister Anne

Sister Anne Behre, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 74 years, died in Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood, on Jan. 13.

A graduate of Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, she entered the congregation in 1942 from Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park.

She graduated from St. John’s University; received a master’s in deaf education from the State University of Buffalo and a doctor of education degree in administration and supervision from the Columbia University Teachers College.

Formerly known as Sister Agnes Vincent, she taught in Our Lady of Good Counsel, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1943-44; St. Angela Hall Academy, Clinton Hill, 1944-46; Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park, L.I., 1946-48; St. Martin of Tours, Bushwick, 1948-49; Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream, L.I., 1949-54; and was principal at St. Francis Xavier, Park Slope, 1954-60.

She pioneered the congregation’s work with the deaf at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Crown Heights from 1960 to 1981 as principal, superintendent and later as president of the Board of Trustees.

At St. Joseph’s College, Clinton Hill, she served on the Board of Trustees, 1969-75, and was a professor in the Child Study Department, 1981-2002.

She volunteered in St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor, and retired in 2008.

She was a recipient of a Caritas Award from the Diocese of Brooklyn for her dedication to education.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Maria Regina Chapel, Brentwood, Jan. 19. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery.

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