Sister Joan Marie Devine C.S.J., formerly, Sister St. Giles, a Member of the Congregation of St. Joseph for 68 years, died on April 19.
Sister Joan entered the congregation in 1952 from St. Joseph parish, Prospect Heights. She earned a BBA degree in Business from St. Johnѣs University in 1963 and an MA in the same field from Hunter College in 1966 followed by NY State certification.
Her ministries included: Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona (1954-1962); St. Anthony of Padua, Greenpoint (1962-1964); St. Patrick, Long Island City (1964-1966); Sacred Heart, North Merrick (1966-1969); St. Christopher, Baldwin (1969-1983); Stella Maris HS, Rockaway Park 1983-1994 The Opening Word Program, Brentwood 1994-2001 Building Administrator, St. Joseph Renewal Center 2001-2010.
Her burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood, after a private graveside prayer service.