Sister Ann O’Hara, O.P.

Sister Ann O’Hara, O.P., formerly Sister Mary Bernice, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville for 60 years, died on Aug. 5. She was 81.

A native of College Point, Sister Ann attended St. Fidelis School and St. Agnes H.S. and entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville in 1958. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from St. John’s University, Jamaica, and a master’s in science from Fordham University.

Sister Ann taught at St. Clement Pope School, South Ozone Park, and Christ the King elementary school, Springfield Gardens. She later worked in the liturgy office of the Diocese of Brooklyn and served as a guidance counselor at Dominican Commercial H.S., Jamaica.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Aug. 7 at Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse in Amityville, L.I. Burial followed in the sisters’ cemetery

One thought on “Sister Ann O’Hara, O.P.

  1. I’m not sure what prompted me to Google Sister Ann today.
    She was my teacher way back in 1968 to 1969 at Christ the King and I never forgot her.
    I had the great pleasure to see her at a grade school reunion in the mid 80s and it was so good to speak with her again.
    She had a wonderful way of teaching and letting us be creative.
    In your life you are very lucky to have a teacher that can really reach their students, and she was certainly one of them.
    I think I can speak for my classmates when I say we loved this lady.

    Rest in peace sister.