Sister Noraleen Murphy, C.S.J.

OBIT_SrMurphyCSJSister Noraleen Murphy, C.S.J., a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 69 years, died May 3 in Maria Regina Residence.

In 1946 she entered the congregation from the parish of St. Joseph, Brooklyn.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in math from the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 1957; in sociology from St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, in 1971; and in religious education from Fordham University in 1977.

Formerly known as Sister Alma Virginia, she served at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Long Island City, 1948-52; Immaculate Conception, Jamaica, 1952-53; Colegio San Conrado, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1953-57; St. Michael, Sunset Park, 1958-66; St. Ambrose, Brooklyn, 1966-78; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, 1978-2007.

She retired to Stella Maris Convent, Rockaway Park, and later to Maria Regina, Brentwood in 2010.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place in Maria Regina Chapel, Brentwood, May 8. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery.