Sister Anne Louise Tufano, O.P.

Sister Anne Louise

Sister Anne Louise Tufano, O.P., who was a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 75 years, died Aug. 29. She was 94.

Born in Richmond Hill as Concetta Anne, she attended Dominican Commercial H.S. in Jamaica, where she was one of the first graduates.

She entered the Novitiate at Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse in 1941 from St. Gerard Majella parish, Hollis. She received the habit and religious name, Sister Anne Louise, in 1942. The following year, she pronounced her religious vows.

She taught at St. Joseph Patron, Bushwick, 1943-46; and Dominican Commercial H.S., Jamaica, 1946-65.

After receiving her degree in English literature at St. John’s University, Jamaica, she joined the first faculty at Molloy College, Rockville Centre. She served as assistant librarian and after receiving her masters in library science at St. John’s, she became the head librarian. She worked in this position until 1997.

For one year, she cared for a family member, and then from 1998 to 2001, she ministered in family care and social services at St. Thomas the Apostle parish, West Hempstead, L.I.

She retired in 2001 to Maria Regina Hall in Rockville Centre. Failing health necessitated her move to Carlin Hall, Amityville, in 2012. Burial was in the sisters’ cemetery, Amityville.