Sister Bernadette Jones, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 44 years, died Aug. 26 at her home in Malverne, L.I. She was 65.
Born in the Bronx, she was raised in St. Ignatius Loyola parish in Hicksville, L.I., and attended Hicksville H.S., and Molloy College, Rockville Centre. She later earned degrees in nursing.
She taught at St. Margaret’s School, Middle Village. After the death of her mother, she left the congregation to assist her father while at the same time working at Komanoff Pavilion in Long Beach and pursuing her nursing degree at Molloy.
After the death of her father, she returned to the congregation and was assigned to St. Anthony Convent, Oceanside, L.I., and began working at Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre, mainly in the medical-surgical unit with a specialty in orthopedics.
After five years she was appointed director of nursing services for Carlin Hall, the Amityville Infirmary.
After serving in Amityville for 17 years, she worked at Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village.
When she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2008, she had to give up bedside nursing because of her diminished immune system. She then became director of the medicine program at Dominican Village, Amityville. After this, she returned to teaching. She prepared the medicine program students who were in training to work for AHRC.
She is survived by her brother, Paul, and her sister, Ellen.
Burial was in the Sisters’ cemetery in Amityville.