Sisters of Diocese Celebrate Their Anniversaries

Almost 50 women religious were guests of Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the diocese as they marked significant anniversaries of their membership in their respective orders and congregations. Bishop DiMarzio was the main celebrant of a Mass of thanksgiving in the chapel at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. Following the liturgy, the jubilarians and their families were treated to dinner in the center’s dining room.

Sisters Mary Bridget McGettigan, S.U.S.C., Mary Sharon King, R.S.M., Mary Anna O’Brien, M.F.I.C., Mary Corde Somma, R.S.M., Mary Sopr, D.W., Bishop DiMarzio, Sisters Rose de St. Pierre, lsp., Gabrielle St. Esprit, lsp., Maria Copabianco, D.C., and Jeanne Stegmann, S.U.S.C., all 60 years.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving and hosted a dinner for religious sisters who are celebrating significant anniversaries in the communities this year. Above, he congratulates Sister Mary Georgine Ayers, O.P., a member of the Amityville Dominicans for 70 years.
Sisters of St. Joseph Marie Mahoney, Mary Daly, Mary Theresa Galvin, Bishop DiMarzio and Jean Philip Brady, all 70 years.
Sisters Lucy Manu, H.H.C.J., Janet Kinney, C.S.J., Bishop DiMarzio, Patricia Anglin, O.P., and Bernadette Viola, M.C., all 25 years.
Sisters of St. Joseph Winifred Doyle, Mary Ita O’Donnell, Grace Baran, Mary St. John, Marcella Purpura, Patricia Hudson, Bishop DiMarzio, Joan McDonnell, Margaret Walsh, Miriam Lloyd, Margaret Murphy; seated, Patricia Ryan, Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Anne Mollica and Margaret Ruddy, all 60 years.
Sisters of St. Joseph Elizabeth O’Neill, Rose Viceconte, Bishop DiMarzio and Mary Ellen Vesey, all 50 years.
Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville Christine Kennedy, Bernadette Clare Assante, Lora Bannon, Bishop DiMarzio, Marie Hegarty and Elizabeth Anne Burke, all 60 years.
Sisters Patricia Reills, P.B.V.M., Maureen Bernius, S.C., Bishop DiMarzio, Catherine Feeney, S.S.N.D., Jean McLoughlin, S.S.N.D., and Thomas More Fahey, R.G.S., all 50 years.

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  1. I would appreciate being in contact with Sister Mary Thomas More, formerly Ann Fahey, and formerly of Wickatunk NJ and my husband’s graduate student at Kean College. She went on to NY after I lost touch with her, to pursue a doctorate in psychology.