Sister Mary Laboure Partridge, R.S.M., a member of the Sisters of Mercy, Mid-Atlantic Community, for 73 years, died on April 10, at McAuley Hall Health Care Center in Watchung, NJ. She was 91.
Born Audrey Partridge in Brooklyn, she attended Holy Innocents School and Mercy Juniorate HS.
Sister Mary entered the Sisters of Mercy Novitiate in Syosset in February 1947, and professed her final vows in September 1952.
She received a BS in Elementary Education and an MLS in Library Science from St. John’s University and an MS in Media Specialist from the University of South Dakota.
Sister Mary began her ministry in education in St. Patrick’s, Kent Ave., Brooklyn (1949-51); St. Therese of Lisieux (1951-53); St. Patrick, Bay Shore (1953-56); Our Lady of Mercy, Hicksville (1956-61); Holy Innocents (1961-63); Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset (1963-67, 70-83). In 1967 she became Director of Postulants at the Sisters’ Novitiate in Syosset and from 1983 to 1986 she was Director of Development at Our Lady of Mercy Academy. Her final ministry was as Pastoral Assistant at Holy Name Parish in Woodbury, NY (1986-98).
Her burial was in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.