Sister Margaret Patricia Ryan, C.S.J., 94, a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 75 years, died Jan. 25, in St. Joseph Convent, Brentwood.
She entered the congregation in 1940 from Immaculate Heart of Mary, Kensington. She went on to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Latin from Manhattan College, Manhattan, and St. John’s University, Jamaica, respectively.
She taught elementary grades at St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, 1942-47; St. Patrick, Long Island City, 1947-52; St. Vincent de Paul, Williamsburg, 1952-54; Our Lady of Victory, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1954-59; Immaculate Conception, Jamaica, 1959-60; and St. Stanislaus Kostka, Maspeth, 1960-61.
She began teaching on the high school level at The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica, 1961-65; and later was on the faculties of Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, 1965-70; St. Brendan D.H.S., Midwood, 1970- 78; St. Saviour, Park Slope, 1978-91; and Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, 1992-96.
She also served as the librarian at St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst, 1992.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Sacred Heart Chapel, Brentwood, Jan. 30. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.