Sister Marie Theresa Scanlon, C.S.J

Sister Marie Theresa

Sister Marie Theresa Scanlon, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 64 years, died in St. Joseph Convent, Brentwood, Jan. 19.

She entered the congregation from Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, Sunset Park, and earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies from St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights.

She later accrued credits from SUNY Geneseo, St. John’s, University of Scranton, Loyola-Marymount and Pennsylvania State Universities in history.

Formerly known as Sister Marian Denise, she taught at Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona, 1955-61 and 1974-81; St. Ambrose, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1961-65; St. Vincent de Paul, Williamsburg, 1965-68; Holy Spirit, Borough Park, 1968-69; Queen of Peace, Kew Gardens, 1969-74; and Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, 1981-94.

In 1994, she become the librarian at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, where she served until she retired in 2006.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 23 in Sacred Heart Chapel, Brentwood. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.

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  1. I was a student of Sister Marie’s, when I attended Fontbonne Hall in the 1990s. She taught global studies. I remember she used to always say when teaching a lesson “You May say but sister…”. Sister Marie was a very nice sweet person. She surprised us students because she always seemed to know someone in the family.
    Rest In Peace sister.