Sister Margaret Patricia Ryan, C.S.J.

Sister Margaret

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.

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  1. Sister Margaret was born to Patrick and Margaret Mary Ryan on June 6th 1920. The youngest of 4 children, she grew up at 55 Chester Avenue, Kensington Brooklyn and loved the NY Mets. She was a devoted sister to Mary, John & Bobby. A loving Aunt to myself and her niece Peggy Ashworth. A woman of principal, she was maternal us and to her students as she kept in touch with dozens of former pupils throughout their journey of life. She loved animals, cats and dogs equally. We loved her and will miss her very much.
    She is thought of everyday. May she rest in peace ! Please pray for her!

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