Sister John Joseph Dunphy, C.S.J., a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 74 years, died July 21 at Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood.
Born Sarah Sabina Dunphy, she entered the congregation in 1940 from Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Manhattan College; a master’s degree in guidance from Fordham University; and certification in administration/ supervision in 1977.
She taught at Immaculate Conception, Jamaica, 1942-44; Transfiguration, Williamsburg, 1944-46; St. Ambrose, Bushwick, 1946-48 and 1963-65; St. Malachy, East New York, 1948-51; St. Mary Star of the Sea, Far Rockaway, 1951-55; St. Brendan, Midwood, 1955-56; St. Christopher, Baldwin, L.I., 1956-58; St. Rita, L.I.C., 1958-63; St. Anthony of Padua, Greenpoint, 1965-1971; St. Augustine, Fort Greene, 1971-78; St. Joseph H.S., Downtown Brooklyn, 1978-84, 1999-2009; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help H.S., Sunset Park, 1997-99.
She served as a guidance counselor at Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, 1984-97 and 2009-12.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.