70th Jubilee-Sister Ann Corveale, M.M.

Corveale, AnnSister Ann Corveale, M.M. from Troy, NY will be celebrating her 70th Jubilee this year.

Sister Anne, a native of Troy, New York, entered Maryknoll in 1948 and, after receiving her Bachelor of Education at Maryknoll Teachers College in 1954, set out for her first mission assignment in Hawaii.  For the next seventeen years, Sister Anne devoted herself to teaching in the second, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades.

After seven months in Supportive Services back at the Maryknoll Center, Sister Anne returned to Hawaii, where over the next few years, she earned her Practical Nursing Certificate and served as an LPN at St. Francis Hospital. Sister Anne continued this service in the continental U.S., at Bethany, before being assigned to Indonesia in 1979.

Although reassigned, however, Sister Anne was unable to set out for her new mission until two years later, due to a delayed visa. While waiting at the Center, she worked at Mariandale Public Health Services, where she continued her loving ministry of nursing to all those in need.

Finally, in 1982, Sister Anne embarked for seven years of service in Indonesia. Here she quickly immersed herself in dedicated work at a Maternal and Pediatric Health Clinic, while also reaching out to those in the surrounding area too poor to travel to the clinic themselves.

Sister Anne returned to the Maryknoll Center in 1989, where she worked for the next three years in Congregational Service in the Treasury and Mail Departments. During this time she also helped to coordinate the Sisters’ Heritage Display.

Then, after three years of mission in Bangladesh, 1944-1946, Sister was assigned from 1997-2005 as the Photo Librarian in the Center’s Communications Office. In this role, she not only offered necessary services to her fellow Sisters but also helped to provide relevant pictures and articles for use in catechetical materials for primary school students.

Today Sister Anne remains a cheerful and active member of the Maryknoll Sisters community in New York.