Sister Grace K. Prenderville, O.P.

Sister Grace

Sister Grace Kenneth Prenderville, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, L.I., for 84 years, died on Christmas Day. She was 102.

Born in Brooklyn, she entered the congregation in 1933 and received her religious name, Sister Grace Kenneth.

After professing vows on Aug. 25, 1934, she began a 57-year career as an elementary school teacher at St. Frances de Chantal, Borough Park; St. Ignatius, Hicksville, L.I.; St. Killian, Farmingdale; Notre Dame, New Hyde Park; St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria; Incarnation, Queens Village; St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa; and Holy Spirit in New Hyde Park.

When she left the classroom, she became the school librarian at Holy Spirit for 11 years.

Retiring at 88 years old from active ministry, she embraced the ministry of intercessory prayer. In 2008, she moved to the Motherhouse in Amityville.

She is survived by her sister Virginia, nieces and nephews.

Burial was in the Sisters’ cemetery at Amityville.