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R.I.P Sister M. Bernadette Teresa, O.Carm.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Comments (1) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Bernadette Teresa, O.Carm. went to her eternal reward unexpectedly on the morning of September 18, 2018 at Teresian House in Albany, New York.  Sr. Bernadette was in the 53 rd year of her religious life.

Catherine Genevieve Saunders was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 1, 1947 to Daniel and Genevieve (nee Reilly) Saunders.  Shortly after graduating from High School, Sr. Bernadette entered the Congregation on September 8, 1965.  She professed First Vows on April 15, 1968 and professed Perpetual Vows on July 22, 1974.  Having trained as an LPN at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, and then as an R.N. at Joliet Junior College, for a time Sr. Bernadette served the residents as a nurse.

Sr. Bernadette’s missions included Madonna Residence (1968-1969 and 1988-1995), Carmel Hall (1969-1971 and 1978-1979), Ozanam Hall (1971-1978), St. Rita’s Home (1979-1982), St. Patrick’s Residence (1982-1988), St. Patrick’s Home (1995-2005), Carmel Richmond (2005-2009), Mary Manning Walsh Home (2009-2010) ,and St. Teresa’s Motherhouse (2010-2013).  Due to failing health, she was admitted to Teresian House as a resident on October 7, 2013.

Sr. Bernadette had a good sense of humor, and when she was in good health she loved to travel.

A regular participant at the “assisted week at Benziger’s,” Sr. Bernadette was quick to voice her appreciation for the efforts of those who made it possible for her to enjoy vacation time with the Sisters.  May Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa and all our deceased Sisters welcome Sr. M. Bernadette Teresa to their company, and may they all join in praying for an increase of good vocations to our beloved Congregation.

WAKE :

Thursday, September 20, 20183:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Infant of Prague Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Teresian House

200 Washington Ave. Ext.

Albany, NY 12203

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

 Friday, September 21, 2018  at 10:00 a.m.

Infant of Prague Chapel

Teresian House

BURIAL:

Monday, September 24, 2018

11:30 am

Greenwood Cemetery

5th Avenue and 25th Street (Main Entrance)

Brooklyn, NY 11231

 


 

 

 


R.I.P Sister Jude Regina Morrison, O.Carm.

Saturday, September 08, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister M. Jude Regina, O.Carm. passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Manor on September 8, 2018 in the 64 th year of her religious life.Although her health had been fluctuating for some time, there was nothing other than her age to indicate her time on earth was nearing its end.

Ann Bridget Morrison was born in County Mayo, Ireland, to Austin and Bridget (nee Gibbons) Morrison on October 16, 1925.  She immigrated to the U.S.A. where she settled in Boston, MA., and in 1952 become a naturalized American Citizen.  She entered the Congregation on September 8, 1954, professed first vows on March 17, 1956, and made Final Profession on December 9, 1961.

After serving in Philadelphia, Massachusetts and New York, Sr. Jude returned to Ireland as Superior of Our Lady’s Manor, Dublin (1969-1979).  Upon coming back to the United States she served at Teresian House, Madonna Residence, Marian Manor and St. Joseph’s Manor, and was then appointed the Superior/Administrator of St. Margaret Hall (1985-1991) and the Superior/ Administrator of St. Rita’s Home (1991-1994). Then Sacred Heart Manor (1994-2000), Carmel Richmond (2000-2006) and St. Patrick’s Manor, where she was eventually admitted as a resident, followed. 

Sr. Jude Regina lived a long life of 93 years, 64 of which were spent journeying along the spiritual path of Carmel.  It is fitting that the Lord called her home on the Birthday of Our Blessed Mother – exactly 64 years from the day long ago when she set out on that journey, not knowing where it would lead. We give praise and thanks to God that Sr. M. Jude Regina journeyed with us.

WAKE :

Tuesday, September 11, 20183:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

 Wednesday, September 12, 201810:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

BURIAL:

Wednesday, September 12, 20182:00 p.m.

 Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526 

 




R.I.P Sister M. Patricia Camillus, O.Carm.

Friday, August 03, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister M. Patricia Camillus, O.Carm.  passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, MA on August 2, 2018 in the 58 th year of her religious life.

Born in Rochester, NH on February 27, 1933 to Joseph and Jessie (nee Tremblay) Lucier, Jeannette Irene Lucier entered the Congregation on September 7, 1960, professed first vows on April 17, 1963 and final vows on July 1, 1967.Trained as a Registered Nurse before she entered, Sister Camillus spent most of her religious life serving in positions that utilized her excellent nursing skills. She also served as Superior while at Mary Manning Walsh Home.

Among the many Homes she was stationed at, the longest periods of time were spent at St. Teresa’s Manor, Manchester, NH (1970-1976); Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, PA (1976-1981) St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Utica, NY (1987-1997); and Mary Manning Walsh Home, NYC, (1998-2005). Her final mission was St. Patrick’s Manor (2005-2018), where she was admitted as a resident in November 2014 and lovingly cared for by the Sisters and staff.

Sister Camillus was an avid baseball fan and always rooted for the NY Yankees. But her faithfulness to the Yankees did not surpass her faithfulness to the Lord whom she loved and served throughout her life. We can be confident that Sr. Patricia Camillus hit a home run up and over centerfield into the bleechers…..and then ran all the way Home!

WAKE:

Wednesday, August 8, 20182:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Thursday, August 9, 201810:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

Framingham, MA 01701

BURIAL:

Thursday, August 9, 20182:00 p.m.

 Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526 

 

 


R.I.P Sister M. Benigna Consolata, O.Carm.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Benigna Consolata, O.Carm.

On the morning of Thursday, June 21, 2018 while sitting in her chair, fully clothed in her habit, waiting for a Sister to take her to meet her Lord at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Jesus came for Sr. Benigna Himself and took her to the Beatific Vision instead. She was in the 82 nd year of her religious life, and approaching her 102nd birthday!

Marie Bernadette Palmiere was born on September 2, 1916 in New York City to Rosario and Carmella (nee Dottoli) Pinizzotta. Entering the Congregation on June 19, 1936, less than seven years after its founding, Sr. Benigna received the habit on March 13, 1937, made her first profession of vows on March 17, 1938 and professed perpetual vows on December 9, 1942.  Her first mission was Mt. Carmel Home, NY (1938-1958) after which she served at St. Joseph’s Seminary and Mater Christi Seminary.  Her many other missions included Marian Manor, Carmel Hall, Carmel Manor, St. Mary’s Home, Lourdes Residence, St. Rita’s Home, Catholic Memorial Home, St. Patrick’s Manor, The Pennsylvania, Mary Manning Walsh Home, St. Raphael’s Home, and Madonna Residence.  Sr. Benigna was missioned at St. Patrick’s Home in June of 1995 where she remained until her death.  During that time she enjoyed going to the Activities Department and spending time visiting the residents.  She was loved very much by all, and during her later years was well cared for by the Sisters and staff of St. Patrick’s Home.

Sr. Benigna Consolata lived a full life and kept the Sisters laughing. She was always interested in knowing about vocations to our Congregation and prayed fervently for this intention.  She loved to sing and dance, and at her 80 th Jubilee in 2016 - with a little help from her Sisters - Sr. Benigna danced joyfully in celebration.  Now her joy will know no bounds as she sheds the burden of her years and leaps for joy as she dances before the Lord!

WAKE:

Sunday, June 24, 2018

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Home

66 Van Cortlandt Park South

Bronx, New York 10463

 

 

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, June 25, 2018

10:00 a.m.

 St. Patrick’s Chapel

St. Patrick’s Home

Bronx, New York 10463 

 

BURIAL:

Monday, June 25, 2018

1:30 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

600 Woods Road

Germantown, New York 12526

 

 



R.I.P Sister M. Serafino of the Assumption, O.Carm.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sister M. Serafino of the Assumption, O.Carm. passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2018 in the 68th year of her religious life.

Gloria Louise Besozzi was born on April 3, 1928 in Wainwright, OH to Serafino and Mary Assunta (Lupi) Besozzi. Entering the Congregation on August 14, 1950, Sister Serafino made her first profession on April 15, 1952, and professed final vows on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, 1957.  Her missions included Mary Manning Walsh Home (1962-1970), St. Rita’s Home (1970-1979), St. Margaret Hall (1979-1985), Garvey Manor (1985-1990), St. Patrick’s Home (1990-1997), and St. Teresa’s Motherhouse (1997-2014).  On August 26, 2014 she returned to her “Home-State” of Ohio and was admitted as a resident to Mother Angeline McCrory Manor, where she would be in close proximity to her family.  Sister Serafino received excellent care from the staff of Mother Angeline McCrory Manor and was lovingly looked after by our Sisters.

In her ministry to the aged and infirm, Sister Serafino was appointed the Superior and/or the Administrator of the majority of the Homes where she was assigned, and did her best to perform the duties that were asked of her.  A talented musician who loved to sing, Sister Serafino played the organ and piano beautifully, directed the Community Choir, and taught the Sisters many hymns and songs. She also had a competitive streak that was obvious to anyone with whom she played cards!

As she enters the courts of heaven, may Sister M. Serafino of the Assumption be surrounded by the choirs of archangels, angels, cherubim and seraphim as she joins her voice to theirs in singing Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

 

WAKE:

Friday, April 13, 20184:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Mother Angeline McCrory Manor

5199 Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43213

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Saturday, April 14, 201810:00 a.m.

 St. Joseph’s Chapel

Mother Angeline McCrory Manor

Columbus, OH 43213

 

BURIAL:

Saturday, April 14, 2018  

 Calvary Cemetery (Family Plot)

Delaware Drive SE 

New Philadelphia, OH 44663 

 



R.I P Sister Rosemary Heaton, O.Carm.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 


Sister Rosemary Heaton, O.Carm. passed away at St. Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, MA on January 7, 2018 in the sixty-sixth year of her religious life.

Rosemary Heaton was born on December 20, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Sarah Agnes (Sutkevich) and Trueman John Heaton.  She entered the Congregation on August 14, 1952, received the habit on April 30, 1953 taking the name Sr. M. Francis Patricia, and later returning to her baptismal name.  She professed first vows on May 3, 1954 and perpetual vows on December 8, 1958.

Among her many missions, Sr. Rosemary spent several years in West Palm Beach, Florida: Lourdes Residence (1962-1967 and 1973-1975) and The Pennsylvania (1980-1989).  She then served at Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas, KY (1989-1994) and Kahl Home, Davenport, IA (1994-1995) before being assigned to her final mission at St. Patrick’s Manor in 1995.  In her later years, Sr. Rosemary was a resident of the nursing home but, as late as last week, continued to spend her afternoons helping in Medical Records.  She was a great community person and an ambassador of good will around the Manor.  She also enjoyed making cards on her computer and now and then taking The Ride to Walmart, Staples and her other favorite stores, topped off by an Italian sub at Subway.  Sr. Rosemary had great devotion to the Infant of Prague, and despite her failing condition was faithful to daily Mass and Days of Recollection with the Sisters.

As the Lord manifested Himself to the Wise Men at the Epiphany, may Sr. Rosemary know the fullness of joy as she meets Him face to face.

WAKE:

Wednesday, January 10, 20182:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel 

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Thursday, January 11, 201810:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

Framingham, MA

BURIAL:

Thursday, January 11, 2018St. Joseph’s Cemetery

West Roxbury, MA

 


R.I.P Sister Teresa Kennedy, O.Carm.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Comments (2) | Permalink

Sister Teresa Kennedy, O.Carm. passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 29, 2017 at the Kahl Home in the 61 st year of her religious life.

Teresa Ann Kennedy was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 18, 1938 to Thomas and Mary (Bergin) Kennedy. Her father was from Scotland and her mother was from Ireland. She entered the Congregation on September 7, 1956, professed First Vows on October 2, 1958, and made her Perpetual Profession of Vows on December 8, 1962.

Sr. Teresa had many missions during her time in Community, among them Carmel Hall, Detroit, MI (1958-1962 & 1971-1974); Kahl Home, Davenport, IA (1963-1965, 1986-1991, & 2013-2017); St. Patrick’s Residence, Joliet, IL (1965-1970) & Naperville, IL (1991-1998). She was also at Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas, KY (1998-2013) as either the Administrator, Prioress/Administrator, or Assistant Prioress/Administrator.

Sr. Teresa was fond of reading British mystery novels and watching old movies. Her favorite color was yellow, she preferred plain food (no salt and pepper), and cooked the very best steak and lamb chops.She loved to laugh, and she was often heard spontaneously raising her voice in song – even when nobody else was singing! May her special patron, St. Therese of Lisieux, and all the Carmelite Saints, open the gates of heaven to Sr. Teresa, as she spontaneously raises her voice with theirs in a song of joy that will never end!

WAKE:

Sunday, November 5, 20172:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

 Kahl Home for the Aged

6702 Jersey Ridge Road

Davenport, IA 52807

 

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel

 Kahl Home for the Aged

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Memorial Mass – Avila Chapel (no casket) at 10:00 a.m.

Viewing:

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Mother Angeline Heritage Center

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

600 Woods Road

Germantown, NY 12526

Committal Ceremony:

12:15 p.m.

Mother Angeline Heritage Center

 


 


R.I.P Sister Fidelis Mary Regan, O.Carm.

Sunday, October 08, 2017 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

 

 

Sister Fidelis Mary Regan, O.Carm.  passed away peacefully Thursday night, September 28, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Manor in the 65 th year of her religious life. 

Fidelis Mary Regan was born on January 12, 1934 in the Bronx to Charles and Catherine (Ahearn) Regan, who were both born in Scotland.  Sr. Fidelis entered the Congregation on August 14, 1952, professed First Vows on May 3, 1954 and made her Perpetual Profession on December 8, 1958.

Sr. Fidelis was trained as a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She served in several missions but her strong leadership skills were exceptionally well utilized as Administrator of Carmel Richmond (1973-1982), St. Joseph’s Manor (1982-1987), The Pennsylvania (1987-1994) Lourdes Noreen McKeen Residence (1994-2003), and Sacred Heart Manor (2003-2009), where she was instrumental in the successful transfer of ownership.  She received an Obedience to St. Teresa’s Motherhouse in 2009 and was assigned to The Carmelite System as a consultant for building projects until her health began to fail.  She was briefly admitted to Teresian House and in August 2015 moved to the assisted living Convent at St. Patrick’s Manor.

Sr. Fidelis Mary loved history, reading, bagpipes, Ireland, the ocean, the opera, and “the old people”. May she who knew how to transform the brick and mortar of an empty building into a true home for the aged and infirm, now enter into her own true home and into the open arms of the Lord who has loved her with an unconditional and everlasting love!





Sister Irene Christopher Keene, O.Carm.- R.I. P

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | Comments (5) | Permalink

Sister M. Irene Christopher, O.Carm. passed away peacefully on the afternoon of June 6, 2017 in the 52 nd year of her religious life.

Julia Margarette Keene was born on September 2, 1945 in North Wildwood, New Jersey to the late Walter and Margarette (Schellinger) Keene. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Walter, and remained close to her sister-in-law, Sandra, who had visited during her illness. She is survived by her twin brother, Elden.

Sr. Irene entered the Congregation on September 8, 1965, professed first vows on April 15, 1968 and perpetual vows on July 22, 1974.  Her early assignments were all very brief and included St. Joseph’s Seminary, Sacred Heart Home, Madonna Residence, and Josephine Baird Home.  Her lengthier assignments were Ozanam Hall (1971-1986), Little Flower Manor (1986-1998), Villa Teresa (1998-2006), and finally, Carmel Manor where she had been since November 10, 2006.

Sr. Irene worked in activities for most of her religious life, but she spent the past 3 years providing pastoral care to the residents. She loved music, especially country music, and played both the organ and guitar. She also loved word puzzles, birds and all animals, especially “bunnies”. Material things meant nothing to her and she gave away everything she received. May the Lord’s words “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth….but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven” ring true for all of us, as it did for Sr. Irene Christopher, who knew and understood that “where your treasure is, there is your heart.”

WAKE:

Wednesday, June 14, 20172:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Mother of God Chapel  Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Carmel Manor

100 Carmel Manor Road

Fort Thomas, KY41075

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Thursday, June 15, 201710:00 a.m.

Mother of God Chapel

Carmel Manor

Fort Thomas, KY 41075

BURIAL:

Monday, June 19, 201711:30 a.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526

 


R.I.P Sister Elizabeth Eugene Costello, O.Carm.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 | Comments (1) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Elizabeth Eugene, O.Carm. passed away peacefully at St. Patrick's Manor, Framingham, MA.  Sr. Elizabeth was in the 80 th year of her religious life, a very special Jubilee Year.

Margaret Ellen Costello was born on the West Side of NYC on December 29, 1919 to Owen and Elizabeth (Wilson) Costello who were from Ireland. On February 2, 1937, at 17 years of age, she was accepted into the Congregation by the now Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, and began a life of dedication to the aged and infirm in a Community that was eight years old at the time.  She made her Final Profession of Vows on December 9, 1942.

Her Vow of Obedience took Sr. Elizabeth to many places - some for brief periods of time - including Mt. Carmel Home, NYC; St. Patrick’s Home, Bronx, NY; Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River, MA, and Carmel Hall, Detroit, MI.Longer periods were spent at St. Raphael’s Home, Columbus, OH (1950-1951 & 1954-1960); St. Margaret Hall, Cincinnati, OH (1964-1979); St. Rita’s Home, Columbus, OH (1951-1954 & 1979-1985); St. Joseph’s Manor, Trumbull, CT (1985-2006), and Mother Angeline McCrory Manor, Columbus, OH (2006-2014). Her final Obedience brought her to St. Patrick’s Manor (2014-2017).  Entrusted with leadership positions beginning in the early 1950’s, for many years Sr. Elizabeth served the Sisters and residents as Superior and Administrator. In her later years she ministered in Pastoral Care and was a peaceful, calming presence to all the residents she served.

A gentle, prayerful and gracious woman who loved her Community and her family, Sr. M. Elizabeth Eugene will always be a very important part of our Congregation’s history, and a true treasure to her Sisters in Carmel.  During her final days she could be heard speaking to Mother Angeline who welcomed her as a young girl into the Community eighty years ago. We know that Mother Angeline joyfully welcomed her faithful daughter once again!

ARTICLE WRITTEN BY DERMOT COLE (SR. ELIZABETH'S NEPHEW)

WAKE:

Sunday, January 29, 2017  2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, January 30, 201710:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

Framingham, MA 01701

BURIAL:

Monday, January 30, 20172:00 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

Germantown, NY