Obituary: Sister Madonna Marie Geraghty, O.P.

Sister Madonna Marie Geraghty, O.P., a Sister of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 75 years, died Jan. 17. She was 93.

OBIT_SrMMGeraghtyOPBorn and raised in St. Luke parish, Whitestone, she attended the Dominican Juniorate, Water Mill, and 10 years after her older sister, Sister Catherine Marie, O.P., she joined the congregation in 1937. She received the habit on Aug. 8, 1938 with the religious name Sister Madonna Marie.

She taught at St. Margaret, Middle Village, 1939-58; Corpus Christi, Mineola, L.I., 1958-61; St. Agnes, Rockville Centre, 1961-66; Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Dyker Heights, 1970-74, and St. Fidelis School, College Point, 1974-80. She also served as principal of Long Beach Catholic School, L.I., 1966-70.

Although she left the classroom in 1980 and lived in Bethany Convent, Jamaica, she used her talents in many areas. She was an attendance secretary at Dominican Commercial H.S., Jamaica, 1980-98, and then served as school secretary at Cathedral Prep Seminary, Elmhurst, and St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Albans, 1998-2005.

In the midst of her education ministry, Sister Madonna spent 18 summers assisting at Camp Immaculata, Mattituck, L.I.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Albert Chapel, Amityville, on Jan. 24. Interment in the Sisters’ Cemetery followed.

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