Sister Janet Lee, R.S.M.

Sister Janet Lee, R.S.M., a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community for 57 years, died Sept. 6 at Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood, L.I. She was 88.

Born Dorothy Lee in Brooklyn, Sister Janet attended St. Therese of Lisieux Elementary School, Flatbush, and Catherine McAuley H.S., East Flatbush.

She entered the Sisters of Mercy Novitiate in Syosset on Sept. 8, 1951 and professed her final vows in March 1957.

Sister Janet received her bachelors in social studies from St. Francis College, Downtown Brooklyn and her master’s in social studies from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.

Her many years of service as an educator began in St. Patrick’s, Kent Ave., 1954–56; St. Gerard Majella, Hollis, 1956 -59; Holy Innocents, East Flatbush, 1959-64; St. Bernard, Mill Basin 1965-68; St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, 1968-71; and Holy Trinity D.H.S., Hicksville, L.I.,1971 -74, 1979 -81, and 1988-92.

She served as principal at St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, 1974–79, and St. Bernard, Mill Basin, 1985-88; and as assistant principal at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Forest Hills, 1981-85.

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

A funeral Mass was held at the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Whitestone. Burial was in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, L.I.

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