Sister Eleanor McDonnell, C.S.J.

Sister Eleanor McDonnell, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph for 71 years, died on Feb. 22 at Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood.

She entered the congregation in 1950 from St. Stanislaus parish, Maspeth. She earned a B.A. degree in History from St. Francis College in 1966/1972 and an M.L.S. degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute in 1971.

Her ministries included: St. Matthew, Crown Heights (1952-1953); St. Pascal Baylon, St. Albans (1953-1956); St. Joachim, Cedarhurst (1956-1957); St. Anselm, Bay Ridge (1957-1962); St. Angela Hall Academy, Clinton Hill (1962-1971); Sacred Heart Seminary, Hempstead (1971-1978); Mercy HS, Riverhead (1978-1979); St. John the Evangelist, South Slope;  St. Anthony of Padua, East Northport (1979-1992); St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor (1992-2013).

Her burial was on Feb. 27 at Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood, L.I.