Sister Kathryn Margaret Walsh C.S.J., a sister of St. Joseph for 67 years, died, March 18. She received a bachelor’s degree in History from St. Joseph College, Brooklyn.
Her ministries included St. Brendan, Midwood, 1954–57; St. Patrick, LIC, 1957–59; Transfiguration, Williamsburg, 1959–77; and Southside Mission, Williamsburg, 1977–2008.
Sister Mary Ellen Vesey, the Regional Superior, remembered Sister Peggy.
“I would say she was faith-filled, and that was something she practiced in her daily life, and nourished and also gave to others. She was involved in the immigration movement because of where she was ministering. There was such a need within the parish, a lot of people had come to Transfiguration and they needed to change their status.”
Sister Peggy became a certified advocate for immigrants. She helped them with their status, their documents, and accompanied them in court.
Father Jason Espinal, parochial vicar at Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge, knew Sister Peggy since childhood. He says she’s now being repaid for the selfless way she lived.
Father Espinal said, “Sister Peggy, today we bid farewell to her with the sure and certain hope that because she lived her life out of love for others, the Lord will reward her, that was just the kind of person she was.”
A Mass of Christian Burial took place in Transfiguration Church March 21. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.