Obituary: Sister Anne Gillen, O.P.

Sister Anne Gillen, O.P., a Sister of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 74 years, died Jan. 12. She was 92.

She attended St. Thomas the Apostle School, Woodhaven, and Dominican Juniorate, Water Mill, L.I.

She entered the congregation on Sept. 7, 1938. One year later, she received the habit and her religious name, Sister Thomas More.

OBIT_SrAGillenOPShe taught elementary school at Most Holy Trinity, Williamsburg, and Good Shepherd, Marine Park. On the secondary level she taught in St. Barbara H.S., Bushwick; the Dominican Juniorate, Water Mill; St. Agnes Academic H.S., College Point; and Queen of the Rosary Academy, Amityville.

She ministered as an office manager at the Rockville Centre Diocesan TV Center, Uniondale, L.I., 1969-1972; as the congregation’s public relations director, 1972-78; as an assistant in the congregation’s Communications Office, 1985-92; and as the Juniorate’s public relations director, 1992-95.

Her later years were spent in intercessory prayer at St. Catherine of Sienna Convent, Franklin Square, L.I., and Our Lady of Consolation Convent, Amityville, before moving to Carlin Hall in 2010.

She also served as a delegate in the congregation and was considered an expert in parliamentary procedure.

She is survived by her younger sister, Sister Rosemary Gillen, O.P.