Sister Timothy Marie Healy, Maryknoll Sister for 77 Years Dies

Sister Timothy Marie Healy, Maryknoll Sister for 77 Years Dies

 

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Timothy Marie Healy died on August 4, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.  She was 97 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 77 years.

Timothy was born in Hoboken, NJ on May 2, 1920 to Ellen (Weber) Healy and Martin J. Healy.  She had one sister, Virginia.  Both parents died before she was six years old and her sister predeceased her in 2006.

Timothy graduated from Mount Saint Dominic Academy in Caldwell, NJ in 1939.  She entered the Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate at the Maryknoll Sisters Center on December 8, 1939 from St. Jerome’s Parish in West Long Branch, NJ in the diocese of Trenton.  At her Reception she received the religious name, Sister Timothy Marie. She made her First Profession of Vows on June 30, 1942 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center and her Final Vows on June 30, 1945 also at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

From 1942 to 1956, Sister Timothy Marie worked within the United States in various positions at the Maryknoll Sisters Center and the Maryknoll Society’s Seminary.  She studied at Maryknoll Teachers College from 1956 to 1960 where she received a Bachelor of Education Degree.   In 1960 she was assigned to Hawaii.  There for the next 26 years she served as an elementary school teacher at Sacred Heart School in Honolulu’s Punahou district.  In 1986 she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and was assigned as the center’s Mailroom Supervisor from 1988 until her retirement in 2006.  She continued to do volunteer work among her Sisters right up until the time of her death. Sister Timothy Marie has willed her body to medical science.

A Vespers service will be held for Sister Timothy Marie on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.  

A Memorial Mass will be on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. also in the Main Chapel at the Center.

Sister Jane Zawadzki, Maryknoll Sister for 66 Years Dies

Sister Jane Zawadzki Maryknoll Sister for 66 Years Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Maryknoll Sister, Jane Zawadzki M.M., died on August 3, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. She was 88 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 66 years.

Jane was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 20, 1929 to Angela Wioncek and John Zawadzki. She had three brothers: Matthew, John and Joseph and four sisters: Agnes, Stella, Natalie and Carolyn.   Her parents, brothers John and Matthew and sisters Agnes and Natalie have predeceased her.

Jane graduated from Girls’ High School in Brooklyn in 1947, after graduation she worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as a clerk for three years.  On September 6, 1950 she entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation from Our Lady of Consolation Parish in Brooklyn. She made her First Profession of Vows was on March 7, 1953 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center and her Final Profession of Vows on March 7, 1959 while on mission in Siuna, Nicaragua.

Sister Jane attended Maryknoll Teachers College and earned a Bachelor of Education in 1956; that same year she received her overseas assignment to Central America to teach. She studied the Spanish language at Siuna, Nicaragua and taught primary grades at the Siuna Mission School, from 1957 to 1961. In 1965 she was assigned to Colegio San Vicente, in Ancon, Panama until 1973.  Then moved to St. Mary’s Mission in Ancon, teaching in grades 1 to 5 and in the CCD Programs.

In 1984 she was awarded The Master Key to the Locks of the Panama Canal in recognition of her service.  She then returned to the U.S. to the Maryknoll Sisters Center to do Congregational Service in the Treasury Department for three years.  In 1987 Sister Jane returned to Las Mañanitas in Panama, a fast growing area at the southeastern end of Panama City. There she served in parish ministry, helped form bible study groups and basic Christian communities, worked with dedicated lay women and men, overseeing liturgy, catechetical program, sacramental preparation and a youth group, visiting the sick.

In 2015, Sister Jane returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and volunteered her services in the Maryknoll Sisters Home Care Unit with elderly Sisters, until she herself became a patient of the unit shortly before her death.

Sister Jane willed her body to medical science.

A Vespers service will be held in the Annunciation Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining, NY on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 4:15PM.

A Memorial Mass will be held in the Annunciation Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining, NY on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00AM

Sister Mary Stolz, Maryknoll Sister for 63 Years Dies

 

Sister Mary Stolz, Maryknoll Sister for 63 Years Dies


Maryknoll, NY: Sister Mary Teresa Stolz died on April 7, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center; she was 94 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 63 years.

Mary was born on February 1, 1923 in Elyria, Ohio to Mary B. (Dietz) and William J. Stolz.  She had one brother, Rev. Joseph Stolz and four sisters, Florence, Anne, Cecilia and Margaret.  Her parents and siblings have all predeceased her.

In 1941, Mary graduated from Elyria High School and worked as a secretary at The National Society for Crippled Children and the Army Air Corp Depot in Elyria until 1943.  She then joined the U.S. Navy serving as a Wave from 1944-1946.  After serving in the Navy, she returned home in Elyria where she worked as a secretary at G.A. Olsen Mfg. Co. until 1951. She was then employed as assistant secretary at Northern Savings and Loan Co. until 1953.

Mary entered the Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate in Maryknoll, NY from St. Mary’s Parish, Elyria on September 2, 1953.  At her Reception of the Habit she received the religious name, Sister Mary Philomena. She made her First Profession of Vows on September 8, 1956 at Valley Park, MO and her Final Vows six years later on the same date in Bolivia.  She was then assigned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center where she worked in the travel and shipping department from 1956-1958.

In 1958, Sister Mary received her first overseas assignment to the Bolivia-Peru Region and studied the Spanish language in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She was appointed Procurator for Bolivia from 1958-1966, and then served as secretary to the Maryknoll Fathers Regional Superior in Lima, Peru from 1967-1972.  From there she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center where she served as supportive services coordinator until May 1974.  In September of that year, Sister Mary studied at Loyola University in Chicago and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1977.

On October 1, 1977, Sister Mary was assigned to Venezuela where she served as a member of the Barcelona Pastoral Team until 1982.   She then returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and worked as accountant controller in the treasury department until 1987.  In 1987, she was assigned to Chicago where she taught mission education before moving to Monrovia, CA in 1989 as a senior companion.  Two years later Sister Mary was called back to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and served as the center administrator from 1991-1996.  She then retired and joined the Western United States Region and did volunteer work in Las Cruces, New Mexico as bookkeeper at Fr. James B. Hay School and Pastoral Center. In 1999, Sister Mary moved to the Maryknoll Sisters retirement home in Monrovia, CA where she continued to do volunteer work and community service in a senior companion program from 2004-2011. Due to failing health, she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center.  Sister Mary died quietly after a long illness on April 7, 2017.

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Sister Catherine Rowe, Maryknoll Sister for 53 Years Dies

Sister Catherine Rowe, Maryknoll Sister for 53 Years Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Catherine Rowe, M.M. missioner and nurse died on March 12, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. She was 75 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 53 years.

She was born in Stamford, CT on March 7, 1942 to Verna (Kielty) and Harold J. Rowe. She had three brothers: Peter, Fred and William.  Her parents and her brother Peter have predeceased her.

Catherine’s family moved to Florida when she was a teenager and she graduated from the Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, FL in 1960.  From 1960-1963, she attended St. Vincent’s Hospital Nursing School in Jacksonville, Fl where she earned a nursing degree and graduated as an RN.  In October 1963, she entered the Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate in Valley Park, MO from Christ the King Parish in St. Petersburg, Fl. At her Reception of the Habit, she received the religious name Sister Michael Elizabeth and made her First Profession of Vows on June 24, 1966 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. During her stay at the Sisters center, she attended Mary Rogers College from 1965 –1967 and earned an A.A. degree.

In 1968, Sister Catherine was assigned to Hong Kong where she studied Cantonese for one year and did bedside nursing as a staff nurse at Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital in Kowloon. On June 2, 1974 she made her Final Vows in Hong Kong. In 1978, she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center where she worked in the Sisters Nursing Facility until 1981; she then returned to Hong Kong where she took a refresher course in Cantonese for seven months before joining the Pastoral Ministry Team at Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital. She remained in this ministry until 2000, when she returned to the United States to care for her elderly father until his death in 2008. From 2013-2015, Sister Catherine served at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in the Residential Care Unit, ministering to the congregation’s elderly and infirmed Sisters. She also visited the inmates at Sing Sing Prison on a weekly basis.

After fighting a debilitating illness for several years, she herself became a patient of the Maryknoll Sisters Center Home Care Unit where she died on the night of March 12, 2017. Sister Catherine generously donated her body to science.

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Sister Noel Doescher, Maryknoll Sister for 68 Years

 Sister Noel Marie Doescher, a Maryknoll Sister for 68 Years Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Noel Marie Doescher died on February 12, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY.  She was 91 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 68 years.

Born on January 10, 1926, in Rochester, NY to Louise (Hartigan) and George Doescher, she was baptized Dorothy Louise.  She had two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Fox, (Virginia) and Mrs. John E. Grace, (Carol).  Her parents and her sister Carol have predeceased her.

In 1943, she graduated from Nazareth Academy, Rochester, NY and worked as a clerk at Eastman Kodak Company until 1948.  She attended night school at Nazareth College for one semester during 1947-1948.

On September 4, 1948, Dorothy entered the Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Rochester, NY at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.  At the Reception of her habit she received the religious name, Sister Noel Marie.

Sister Noel made her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1951 and her Final Vows on March 7, 1954 all at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

From 1950-1951, she attended Maryknoll Teachers College.  She then studied at St. Catherine Laboure Hospital, Dorchester, MA earning her RN in 1954. Following graduation she was assigned to Kandy, Ceylon, (Sri Lanka) from 1954 to 1962.  When the mission was closed, she returned to the United States to work at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in the nursing facility for a year.  The following year she moved to Monrovia, CA and worked at the Maryknoll Sisters hospital for tuberculosis patients.  In 1968, Sister Noel was assigned to Kenya, Africa and after a year of language study worked in the government hospital in Malindi until 1971.  In 1972, she moved to Kitale at the invitation of the Bishop of El Doret Diocese where she and her closest friend Maryknoll Sister, Sr. Paula Kuntz, opened a clinic, trained health workers for the clinic and provided Public Health Programs. They also initiated work with women in literacy classes and income producing projects.  From 1986-1994, their work included pastoral work in the parish.

In 1994, Sr. Noel returned to the United States to give service at the Maryknoll Sisters Center until 1999.  She then returned to Kitale where she did clinic work, helped establish a woman’s knitting group and began working with handicapped children and the elderly. She returned to Maryknoll, NY in 2007 where she did clerical work in the Congregation’s Communications Office up until the very last days of her life.  Typical of her generous nature, Sister Noel donated her body to science.

Sister Jean Snyder, Maryknoll Sister for 60 Years

Sister Jean Snyder, Maryknoll Sister for 60 Years
Sister Jean Snyder, M.M. died on January 28, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, in Maryknoll, NY. She was 91 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 60 years.

She was born in Reading, PA, August 3, 1925 to Alice M. (Schwartz) and Effinger L. Snyder. Both parents have predeceased her. She has one step-sister, Jean.

In 1943, Jean graduated from Reading High School in Reading, PA and then studied at Bucknell University from 1943-1946 earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree. From 1946-1947, she attended George E. Geisinger Memorial Hospital, Danville, PA where she earned a Medical Technician Training Certificate. In 1966, she took courses at Mt. Sinai Hospital, in Chicago, IL. From 1981-1982, she took additional courses at Maryknoll School of Theology, in Maryknoll, NY.

Jean worked at Reading Hospital in Reading, PA for nine years before entering the Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate at the Maryknoll Sisters Center on September 2, 1956. She entered from Sacred Heart Parish in West Reading, the diocese of Allentown, PA. At her Reception of the Habit she received the religious name Sister Rose Benedict. She made her First Profession of Vows on June 24, 1959 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center and her Final Vows on June 24, 1965 in Valley Park, MO.

From 1960-1966, Sr. Jean was assigned to Queen of the World Hospital in Kansas City, MO as Medical Technologist. In 1966, she was assigned to the Philippine Region at St. Paul’s Hospital, Manila and to St. Joseph’s Hospital, Manapla until 1969. In that same year she returned to the Eastern U.S. Region of the Maryknoll Sisters and worked at Reading Hospital again as Head Technologist until 1976. In 1976, she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and served on the Sisters Center Council and in the research and planning department until 1979 as well as in the nursing home/activities center until 1981. In 1982, Sr. Jean was assigned to Hawaii where she worked at the Spiritual Life Center in Oahu and as Liturgy Director at St. Pius X Church in Honolulu. In 1992, she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and worked in the center nursing home until 1996. In 1997, she retired to the Maryknoll Sisters Residence in Monrovia, CA. In 2000, she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

A Vespers service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. A funeral Mass will follow on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. also in the Main Chapel at the Center. Interment will follow in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.

Sister Vivian Vallee, Maryknoll Sister for 70 Years

Sister Vivian Vallee, Maryknoll Sister for 70 Years Dies
Sister Vivian Vallee, M.M. died on January 25, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. She was 90 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 70 years.

She was born in Northbridge, MA on May 6, 1926 to Sophie (Pote) and Paul Vallee. Both parents have predeceased her; she is survived by two sisters: Sr. M. Cecilia SP (Evelyn) and Mrs. Anne Williams.

Vivian graduated from Northbridge High School in Whitinsville, MA in 1944 and then studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI from 1944-1945. She entered the Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate at the Maryknoll Sisters Center on October 5, 1946 from St. Patrick’s Parish in Whitinsville, MA the Diocese of Worcester. At her Reception of the habit she received the religious name Sister Rose Marita. She made her First Profession of Vows on April 6, 1949 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center and was assigned to Kyoto, Japan in 1950, where she made her Final Vows on April 6, 1952. From 1960-1964 she attended Maryknoll Teachers Training College in Maryknoll, NY where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree. She also studied Japanese at Columbia University during the summer of 1964 before returning to Japan.

During her years of service in Japan, from 1964 to 1970, Sr. Vivian taught English conversation, did pastoral work and worked in the Sisters vestment making department. She returned to Maryknoll, NY in 1971 for renewal and Congregational Service in the Graphic Arts Department, Housekeeping and the Education Department Library until 1984 after which she was assigned to Bangladesh in South Asia. There she worked in a Christian Pastoral Center and in training of parish lay catechists until 1989. From Bangladesh she first returned to Monrovia, CA and later to Waterbury, CT doing volunteer work until 1999. In 2000, Sr. Vivian returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and continued to do volunteer work until 2013 when she retired.

A Vespers service will be held for Sister Vivian on Monday, January 30 at 4:15 p.m. in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. A funeral Mass will follow on Tuesday, January 31 at 11:00 a.m. also in the Main Chapel at the Center. Interment will follow in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.

Sister Jennie Burke, Maryknoll Sister for 72 Years

Sister Jennie Burke, Maryknoll Sister for 72 Years
Sister Jennie Burke, M.M. died on January 22, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, in Maryknoll, NY. She was 92 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 72 years.

She was born in Nova Scotia, Glace Bay, Canada on November 5, 1924 to Catherine McDougall and Joseph Burke and became an American citizen in 1926. She had three brothers and three sisters: J. Raymond, John, Joseph P. Jr., Mary, Catherine and Margaret. Her parents and siblings have all predeceased her.

Jennie graduated from East Boston High School, in Boston MA in 1942. She entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, in Maryknoll, NY on September 6, 1944 from Sacred Heart Parish in the Diocese of Boston, MA. At her Reception of the Habit she received the religious name Sister Miriam Terza. She made her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1947 and her Final Vows on March 7, 1950, all at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. She earned two college degrees: a Bachelor of Education Degree at Maryknoll Teacher Training College in Maryknoll, NY and a Masters of Arts Degree in Religious Education at Seattle University, in Seattle, WA. In addition, she earned a certificate in Creation Spirituality at Holy Names College, in Oakland CA.

In 1949, Sister Jennie taught for one year at St. Anthony’s School in the Bronx, NY and was then assigned in 1950 to Hawaii where she taught in various diocesan schools until 1970. Following this, Sister Jennie became Religious Education Coordinator and sixth, seventh and eighth grade teacher at Maryknoll Girls School, Punahou, HI until 1975 when she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and worked in Mission Education until 1978.

In 1978, she was assigned to Tanzania, East Africa where she did pastoral ministry and Christian Community Development in Dar Es Salaam from 1979 – 1981 and served as co-pastor of Sinon Church, Arusha, TZ from 1981 – 1986 . Following a year of renewal at the Maryknoll Sisters Center she went to Zimbabwe and Mozambique in 1988. She returned to Newburgh, NY in 1989 where she served as Community Development Coordinator and as a teacher in Adult Basic Education until 1990. From 1991 – 1993, she was a caregiver and counselor at ‘Arche Home in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. In 1993, she moved to Detroit, MI as a Special Education teacher at Mangrove College Learning and Writing Center until 1999. She retired in 2000 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. Sister Jennie died peacefully on January 22, 2017 and donated her body to science.

A Vespers service will be held for Sister Jenny on January 27 at 4:15 p.m. in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. A funeral Mass will follow on January 28 at 9:00 a.m. also in the Main Chapel at the Center.

 

 

 

 

 

Sister Agnes Miriam Donovan, Maryknoll Sister for 77 Years

Sister Agnes Miriam Donovan, Maryknoll Sister for 77 Years
Maryknoll, NY: Sister Agnes Miriam Donovan died on January 18, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. She was 95 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 77 years.

She was born in Auburn, NY on September 22, 1921 to Mary and Thomas Donovan. She had four brothers and two sisters: Thomas Jr., Joseph, James, Harry, Ethel and Esther who also was a Maryknoll Sister. Her parents and siblings have all predeceased her. Agnes graduated from Auburn High School, in 1939. She joined the Maryknoll Sisters in Maryknoll, NY on December 8, 1939 from her home parish, St. Mary’s, Auburn, NY in the diocese of Rochester, NY. At her reception of the habit, she received the religious name Sister Miriam Anthony. She made her first Profession of Vows on June 30, 1942 and her final Vows on June 30 1945, both at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. She then earned three degrees: a Bachelor of Education from Maryknoll Teachers College, a Masters of Arts Degree in Religion from Notre Dame and a Masters in Education from Iona College.

Sister Agnes was assigned to St. Bernadette’s School in St. Louis, MO where she taught kindergarten from 1946 –19 47. She was then assigned to the Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate in Valley Park, MO as Assistant Novice Mistress from 1948 – 1952 and then as Novice Mistress from 1953 – 1963. She then served as the Novice Mistress at the Maryknoll Sisters Center from 1964-1969. In 1969, she received her first overseas mission assignment to Colegio Monte Maria in Guatemala City, Middle America. Sister Agnes remained in Guatemala City as a guidance counselor, trained teachers and taught child psychology classes until 2001 when she retired to the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

She died peacefully on the morning of January 18, 2017.

A Vespers service will be held for Sister Agnes on January 23rd at 4:15 p.m. in the Main Chapel at Maryknoll Sisters Center. A funeral Mass will follow on January 24th at 11:00 a.m. also in the Main Chapel at the Center. Interment will follow in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.

Sister Jean Roberts, Maryknoll Sister for 67 Years

Sister Jean Roberts, Maryknoll Sister for 67 Years Dies
 

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Jean Roberts, M.M. died on January 16, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. She was 94 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 67 years.

She was born in Glenwood, MO on October 19, 1922 to Grace and Herman Roberts. She had two brothers, G. Sam and R. Waldo and one sister, Carol. Her parents and brothers have predeceased her. In 1940, Jean graduated from Lancaster High School, in Lancaster, MO. After graduating from high school, she attended N.E. Missouri State Teachers College from 1940-1941. In 1941, she transferred to St. Louis University where she studied nursing and earned three degrees: B.S., R.N. and a Masters in Nursing Education. From 1945-1947, she was in the Army Nurse Corps and worked as a pediatric nurse at a children’s hospital for two years before entering the Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate at Valley Park, MO on October 14, 1949. At her reception of the habit, she received the religious name Sister M. David Anthony. She made her First Profession of Vows on May 8, 1952 at Valley Park and her Final Vows on May 8, 1958 in Kansas City, MO.

Sr. Jean was assigned to Queen of the World Hospital, Kansas City, MO in 1955 as Hospital Supervisor. Six months later she became Director of the Practical Nursing School until 1962. Her first overseas assignment came in 1965 to the Mexico/Guatemala Region in Middle America. After a year of language study, she engaged in nursing education work in Jacaltenango, Guatemala from 1966 –1972 and was director and teacher of practical nursing from 1973-1975. In 1976, she was assigned as Director of the Maryknoll Sisters Health Services in Maryknoll, NY. From 1979-1980, Sr. Jean did pastoral work in the missions of Nicaragua before returning to Guatemala to continue hospital administration and health education. From 1997-1998, she was asked to work on the Maryknoll Sisters Guatemala History Project.

Sr. Jean returned to the Rogers Community at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY in 1999 where she did volunteer work and continued to work on the Guatemala history project. Due to delicate health she retired in 2006. She died peacefully on the morning of January 16, 2017.

A Vespers service will be held for Sister Jean on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. in the Main Chapel at Maryknoll Sisters Center. A funeral Mass will follow on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. also in the Main Chapel at the Center. Interment will follow in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.