Sister Eva Ernadis, O.P., a Sister of St. Dominic, Amityville, L.I., for 64 years, died Jan. 6. She was 85.
Born and raised in Most Holy Trinity parish, Williamsburg, she attended Washington Irving H.S. She worked for five years, first as a seamstress and then as a secretary at Sterling Pharmaceutical Company before entering the congregation in 1955 and receiving the religious name, Sister Andrew Joseph.
She taught at Fourteen Holy Martyrs, Bushwick; St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria; St. Ignatius, Long Beach; St. Peter, Monticello; and Holy Spirit, New Hyde Park.
After studies at Molloy College, she became a coordinator of religious education at St. Anthony’s parish, Oceanside, L.I. Because of her background as a seamstress, she helped turn the parish church into a cathedral-like facility for special feasts.
She later ministered in Pastoral Services at Mercy Center, Patchogue; St. Mary’s Hospital, Brooklyn; and Siena Spirituality Center, Watermill, L.I.
She also donated her service to the Motherhouse as a receptionist for a year before returning to pastoral service at St. Joseph parish, Garden City and St. Paul the Apostle parish, Brookville.
In addition, she volunteered at Bethany House, Roosevelt, L.I.
She is survived by her sister Lena.
Burial was in the Sisters’ cemetery in Amityville.