Sister Eleanor Dobson, R.S.M., 84, a Sister of Mercy of the Americas, Mid-Atlantic Community, for 65 years, died Nov. 3, 2014.
Born in Brooklyn, she went to St. Thomas Aquinas School, Flatlands, and St. Brendan D.H.S., Midwood, before entering the Sisters of Mercy Novitiate, Syosset, L.I., in 1949. She professed her final vows on Sept. 4, 1954.
She attended St. John’s University, Manhattan College and earned a certificate in administration and supervision from St. John’s University.
Formerly known as Sister Mary Michael, she taught in St. Patrick’s School, Fort Greene, 1951- 53; St. Agatha, Sunset Park, 1953-54; St. Therese of Lisieux, East Flatbush, 1954-60; St. Patrick’s, Bay Shore, L.I., 1960-62; Mercy H.S., Riverhead, L.I., 1962-64; Catherine McAuley H.S., Flatbush, 1964-77; and St. John’s University, Jamaica, 1970-89.
She was on her community’s administration team, 1989-93; served as information systems coordinator at St. Mary’s Home, Syosset, 1993-96, and served as an assistant in the general admissions office at The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica, 1996-2001. She retired in 2001.
She is survived by her sisters, Ann Sullivan and Claire Laikowski.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Sisters of Mercy Convent, Whitestone. Burial was in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.