Sister Helen Edward Dodd, D.C.

Sister Helen Edward

Sister Helen Edward Dodd, D.C., 94, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 72 years, died Jan. 8 at St. Louise House, Albany.

Born in Brooklyn, she graduated from St. Brendan D.H.S. in Midwood, before entering the congregation in 1946 from Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Joseph’s College, Emmitsburg, Md.; a bachelor’s in nursing from The Catholic University, Washington, D.C.; and a master’s in maternal child nursing from Boston College, Mass.

Following initial formation, she taught at a high school in Maryland and served as a student nurse in Washington D.C. In Florida, she served as a nurse and then a director of nursing services.

She went onto leadership and teaching positions in the field of nursing in Massachusetts, Rochester, N.Y., and Maine. She served as a local community superior in Rochester, and as a chaplain in hospitals in Boston and Pennsylvania. She also served at the St. Joseph Provincial House, Emmitsburg, and Rosalie Rendu House, Niagara Falls, and the Ministry of Prayer at St. Louise House, Albany.

She is survived by her sisters, Joan Pool and Ann Dooley.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Daughters of Charity DePaul House Chapel, Albany, N.Y. Burial followed at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.