Sister Joseph Maureen Zick, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, L.I., for 67 years, died March 10. She was 85.
Born in Jamaica as Dorothy, she attended St. Elizabeth School, Ozone Park, and the Sisters’ Juniorate H.S. at Villa Maria, Watermill, L.I. She entered the novitiate in 1950 and pronounced her final vows in 1952.
She taught at St. Thomas Apostle School, Woodhaven, and Most Holy Trinity, and St. Nicholas Schools, both Williamsburg, until 1973 when she was named assistant principal at St. Thomas Apostle.
In 1978, she was assigned to St. Joseph’s parish, Astoria, where she was a liturgist and also taught in the school.
From 1986 to 2000, she served as the principal of Most Holy Trinity School in Williamsburg.
After a one-year sabbatical, she returned to teaching at St. Mary Star of the Sea, Court St., and later was principal at St. Pancras, Glendale.
In 2008, she retired but remained living in St. Pancras convent. Because of deteriorating health she spent periods of recuperation in Carlin Hall in Amityville.
In May of 2017, she moved to Carlin Hall permanently.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Albert’s Chapel at Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse, Amityville.
Burial was in the Sisters’ cemetery.