Sister Ruth Borgersen, R.S.M., a member of the Sisters of Mercy, Mid-Atlantic, for 69 years, died on April 23 at Flushing Hospital. She was 87.
Sister Ruth was born Grace Borgersen in Brooklyn. She attended St. Jerome’s School, and Mercy Juniorate High School.
Sister Ruth entered the Sisters of Mercy Novitiate in Syosset in February 1951 and professed her final vows in September 1956.
She received a BS in Education from St. John’s University and an MA in History from Seton Hall University, NJ.
Her many years of service as an educator began in Holy Rosary, Bedford-Stuyvesant (1953-55); St.Therese of Lisieux (1955-56); St. Gerard Majella, Hollis (1957-64); Catherine McAuley HS (1964-68); Holy Trinity DHS, Hicksville (1968-81); and Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset (1981-88).
Her last ministry was as Ecclesiastical Notary in the Marriage Tribunal in the Rockville Centre Diocese.
Her burial took place at Holy Cross Cemetery, East Flatbush.