Sister Alice Wheeler, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 70 years, died May 30. She would have been 88 on July 6.
She entered the congregation from St. Jerome parish, East Flatbush, in 1948. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from St. John’s University; a master’s degree in American Literature at Queens College and a master of social work degree in clinical social work at Hunter College.
Formerly Sister Mary Roger, she taught at St. Brendan, Midwood, 1950-52; Our Lady of Victory, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1952-54; St. Camillus, Rockaway Park, 1954-56 and 1962-66; St. Michael, Flushing, 1956-58; and Mary’s Nativity, Flushing, 1966-70.
She wen on to teach at St. Joseph H.S., Downtown Brooklyn, 1970-77; and then Hunter College, NYC, 1977-80; Good Shepherd, Marine Park, 1980-91; and St. Anselm, Bay Ridge, 1991-2009.
In 2010, she started ministering with St. Vincent Services, Brooklyn, and continued there until she retired in 2012.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Sacred Heart Chapel, Brentwood, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.