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R.I.P Sister M. Agatha Immaculate, O.Carm.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 | Comments (6) | Permalink
 


Sister M. Agatha Immaculate Caruso, O.Carm. slipped away very peacefully into eternal life at Mary Manning Walsh Home in the early morning hours of April 25, 2016.  Sr. Agatha was in the 78th year of religious life. 

Ann Theresa Caruso was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 21, 1918 to John and Grace (nee Russo) Caruso, immigrants from Italy.  The Congregation was only 9 years old when Sr. Agatha entered on March 16, 1938.  She professed first vows on September 8, 1939 and made her perpetual profession of vows on August 15, 1943. A true New Yorker and Daughter of Mother Angeline, Sr. Agatha was at St. Patrick’s Home in the Bronx during the early years, which was followed by a few other Missions before she was assigned to the “Old” Walsh Home on 59th Street (1960) and later on York Avenue.  Regardless of the site, Sr. Agatha filled many roles, which today would be described as Concierge, Gracious Hostess, Guide, Escort, Sacristan, Pastoral Care Worker, Gift Shop Operator, but most of all a Carmelite Sister for the Aged and Infirm. She served with many Sisters but mainly worked with Mother Angeline, Mother Bernadette, and Mother Aloysius.  She attended the Grace Institute to augment her culinary skills, and many of the Sisters benefited from this!   Her generosity extended to many a child and, of course, to the Sisters – who didn’t leave the Gift Shop without a Werther’s butterscotch or Hershey bar. 

Her spirit of hospitality and service continued as she grew frailer – always a smile, a prayer, and of course, a song.  After spending a year at St. Patrick’s Manor (2009-2010) where she received loving care – she returned to Mary Manning, this time as a Resident, and knew she was home when she saw the skyscrapers in Manhattan.  Over the past few months she has been getting ready for her new Home, Heaven….still a smile, a prayer, and a song.  She was truly at peace and shared that peace with others.  Although we will miss her, she is Home with the Lord, rejoicing in her reward!

 

R.I.P Sr. Joseph Angela, O.Carm.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Sister Joseph Angela, O.Carm. passed peacefully into eternal life on March 14, 2016 in the 67th year of religious life.  Having been blessed with “the gift of years” Sr. Angela’s death – even at 98 years old - was unexpected.  The Sisters were called when her condition changed during the night of March 13th, and Sr. M. Michelle Anne, Sr. Maureen McDonough, Sr. M. Brigid DeLourdes, and Sr. Bernadette Marie were at her bedside when the Lord took Sr. Angela to Himself.

Carolyn Christopher was born to Italian immigrants, Carl and Angeline (Caccese) Christopher, in Hazelton, PA on May 19, 1918.   She entered the Congregation on August 22, 1949, professed first vows on March 27, 1951 and made her final profession on December 8, 1955.  Sr. Joseph Angela was stationed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Iowa, Detroit, and Pennsylvania.  Of her many assignments, the lengthiest ones were Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg, PA (1972-1991), and Villa Teresa, Harrisburg, PA (1991-2006).  As time passed and her health failed, she transferred to St. Patrick’s Manor (2006) where she resided in the assisted living section of the Convent, and was later admitted to the nursing home.

Throughout her various Missions, Sister Angela ministered to the residents in Activities, Nursing, and Pastoral Care, although she is best remembered for the many years she spent as a Dietary Manager, where you could “eat off the floors in her kitchen.”  While at Garvey Manor Sr. Angela established the Third Order Lay Carmelites which continues to this day.  She was also very dedicated to her “home parish” is Hazelton, PA where she remained a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Many will also recall that she loved the Jersey Shore and fried oysters!

In recent years, Sr. Joseph Angela’s passion was to fundraise for contributions toward the construction of the Mother Angeline Heritage Center, and she personally gave what she could toward this endeavor.  No doubt Mother Angeline and all our deceased Sisters met Sr. M. Joseph Angela as she approached the shore of Heaven, and joyfully welcomed her with open arms!

WAKE:  

Sunday, March 20, 2016    

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel                                                     

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 10701-4892

 MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

 Monday, March 21, 2016            

 10:00 a.m.

 Holy Family Chapel

 St. Patrick’s Manor

BURIAL:         

Monday, March 21, 2016 AT 2:00 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery                                                

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse  

Germantown, NY 12526                                                                                                         

 

R.I.P Sr. M. Kathleen of the Queen of Carmel Rogan

Thursday, December 03, 2015 | Comments (4) | Permalink

  

Sister M. Kathleen of the Queen of Carmel, O.Carm. went home to the Lord on the afternoon of December 2, 2015 in the 59th year of her religious life.  Sister Kathleen passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Home with the Sisters at her bedside.

Born on December 18, 1918 in County Mayo, Ireland, Catherine Mary Rogan stayed on the family farm well into her 30’s, and following the death of her parents, William and Catherine (Muldoon), she journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States.   Having entered the Congregation on February 22, 1956, Sr. Kathleen made her perpetual profession of vows on December 8, 1962.  During the course of her religious life she had several assignments, her lengthiest being Carmel Hall, Detroit, MI (1957-1962), St. Patrick’s Residence, Joliet, IL (1969-1976), Carroll Manor, Hyattsville, MD (1980-1990), Madonna Residence, Brooklyn, NY (1990-1995), St. Teresa’s Motherhouse (1995-2000), Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck, NY (2000-2007) and St. Patrick’s Home, Bronx, NY (2007-2015).  It was at St. Patrick’s Home that Sr. Kathleen’s health failed steadily and it became necessary to admit her as a resident in order to provide for her needs.  Trained as a Registered Nurse, Sr. Kathleen held positions in the Nursing Department and Staff Development.  For a brief period she served as Postulant Director, and was appointed Superior in three of her Missions.  In later years, Sr. Kathleen provided pastoral care to the residents and continued to serve with dedication and faithfulness for as long as she was able. Her ready wit, twinkling eyes, and many stories about the farm endeared her to all those she came in contact with.

The Lord who gave Sr. M. Kathleen of the Queen of Carmel the gift of life almost 97 years ago has now taken His Kathleen home again……may her beautiful soul rest in eternal peace.

WAKE;

Thursday, December 10, 2015                       2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                         

St. Patrick’s Chapel

St. Patrick’s Home                                         Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

66 Van Cortland Park South

Bronx, NY 10463

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Friday, December 11, 2015                            10:00 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Chapel

St. Patrick’s Home                                        

Bronx, NY 10463

BURIAL:

Friday, December 11, 2015                            2:00 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery                         

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse                            

Germantown, NY 12526





  

 

 

Sister M. Virginia of St. Joseph, O.Carm.- R.I.P

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Virginia of St. Joseph, O.Carm.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sister M. Virginia of St. Joseph, O.Carm. whom the Lord called Home on the night of September 16, 2015, in the 60th year of her religious life, her Diamond Jubilee Year.  She died peacefully with two of our Sisters at her bedside.

Born on March 24, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY, Mary Gannon entered the Congregation on August 14, 1955, made first profession of vows on April 22, 1957, and final profession on December 9, 1961.  Her missions included Our Lady’s Haven (1957-1958 & 1983-1985), Sacred Heart Home (1958-1961), St. Joseph Seminary (1961-1962), the Bishops’ Residence in Albany (1962-1967), Madonna Residence (1967-1971), Ozanam Hall (1971-1978), St. Joseph Nursing Home (1985-1987), and Garvey Manor (1987-2007).  Trained as an L.P.N., Sr. Virginia always ministered in the nursing department where she gave her all working with the residents. In September of 2007, she was transferred to St. Patrick’s Manor (where during the 1960’s she was previously stationed, although the dates are uncertain). In failing health, she was admitted to the nursing home on September 5, 2010, where she was lovingly provided for by the Sisters and staff.

Sr. Virginia was known for her “sweet tooth” and it was not unusual to hear her asking for cookies and candy.  She loved “all things Irish”, especially Irish music, and “all things Brooklyn”, often referring to Brooklyn as “God’s Country.”   Having been too ill to celebrate her Jubilee on earth, we rejoice that Sr. M. Virginia of St. Joseph is now enjoying a Diamond Jubilee celebration unlike any other, in the company of Mother Angeline and our beloved deceased Sisters in Carmel!

WAKE:                  

Friday, September 25, 2015   

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

Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm

Holy Family Chapel                           

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Saturday, September 26, 2015  at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

Framingham, MA

BURIAL:     

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.   

Queen of Carmel Cemetery

St. Teresa's Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526          

 
                                                                      

 

Sister Margaret Patrick Marie, O.Carm. R.I.P

Sunday, September 13, 2015 | Comments (1) | Permalink

  

Sister Margaret Patrick Marie, O.Carm.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Margaret Patrick Marie, O.Carm.  who passed away very peacefully at 7:45 a.m. on September13, 2015 in the 57th  year of her religious life.

Barbara Ann Manning was born on March 24, 1940 in Dorchester, MA., and entered the Congregation on September 7, 1958.  She professed first vows on June 9, 1961 and made her perpetual profession on April 17, 1966.  Sr. Margaret was trained as a lab and x-ray technician, and later obtained her administrator’s license.  She had several missions that were of brief duration including Our Lady’s Haven, Josephine Baird Home, Mary Manning Walsh Home, and Little Flower Manor.  She was also assigned to St. Joseph’s Manor, Trumbull, CT (1961-1966 and 1974-1978), Carroll Manor, Hyattsville, MD where she was appointed Superior/Administrator (1978-1985); Marian Manor, So. Boston, MA where she was appointed Assistant to the Superior and Assistant Administrator (1985-1987), and Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River, MA (1988-1991).  She received her final Obedience to St. Patrick’s Manor where she arrived on January 7, 1991.  She was admitted to the nursing home in July 2009, where she was lovingly cared for by the Sisters and staff.

Sr. Margaret Patrick had a great love for her family and an affinity for all things Irish. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, she also had a keen insight into proper decorum and what was most  appropriate for a situation. She put these and many other talents at the service of the Community. Having carried the cross of illness for many years, may Sr. Margaret Patrick Marie now know the fullness of eternal joy as her Beloved Spouse takes the cross from her shoulders and exchanges it for a crown of glory!

WAKE:                  

Sunday, September 20, 2015 

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

Holy Family Chapel                               

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 01701

Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, September 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor

Framingham, MA

BURIAL:     

Monday, September 21, 2015                            

St. Joseph’s Cemetery  

West Roxbury, MA

Sr. Virginia Joseph Webster, O.Carm. R.I.P

Sunday, February 01, 2015 | Comments (5) | Permalink

 

Sister M. Virginia Joseph, O.Carm. died on the afternoon of Saturday, January 31, 2015 after suffering a stroke earlier in the day.  A resident of St. Patrick’s Manor, Sr. Virginia received the Sacrament of the Sick, and Sr. Helen Rosarie, Sr. Brigid DeLourdes, Sr. Francis Clare, and Sr. Francis of All Saints were all at the bedside when Sr. Virgin,

Born in Winthrop, Massachusetts on May 31, 1942, Dorothy Nancy Webster entered the Community on September 7, 1961, professed first vows on April 1, 1964 and professed final vows on December 8, 1969. Throughout her many years as a Carmelite Sister, Sr. Virginia was stationed in Houses in various states, including Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.  She had been at St. Patrick’s Manor since June 1, 1995.  We extend our special and heartfelt condolences to Sr. Virginia’s younger sister, Sr. Alice Webster, as we share in her personal loss.

Endowed with the gift of creativity, Sr. Virginia Joseph loved to knit and to bake.  The delicious baked beans she often made during her days at Mount Carmel in Manchester, NH are especially remembered!  She was often assigned to the Activities Department where she was able to use her God-given talents on behalf of the residents. Even though she faced numerous health challenges over a period of many years, Sr. Virginia always managed a smile – a smile that often held a touch of mischief in it!  And when she was selling raffle tickets in the lobby, no one could pass that smile by without buying one.

May the gates of heaven now open to Sr. M. Virginia Joseph, and may she receive the crown of glory reserved for her since the beginning of time.  May she rest in peace!

WAKE:                      

            Friday, February 6, 2015   

            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:

            Saturday, February 7, 2015           

            10:00 a.m.

            Holy Family Chapel

            St. Patrick’s Manor

            Framingham, MA

BURIAL:       

            Saturday, February 7, 2015           

            Burial immediately following Mass.

            St. Joseph’s Cemetery

            West Roxbury, MA                                                                                                                                                             

Sr. Mary Elizabeth Marciano, O.Carm.- R.I.P

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 | Comments (5) | Permalink

 

Sister Mary Elizabeth Marciano, O.Carm. died very suddenly on January 7, 2015, in the 49th year of her religious life.  Although she carried the cross of illness for many years, the Lord came for Sr. Mary on a day and at an hour least expected to take her Home to His Father’s House.

Sr. Mary was born on April 19, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY and entered the Congregation on September 8, 1966.  She professed first vows on March 19, 1969 and final vows on June 28, 1975. Her first mission was St. Joseph’s Manor, Trumbull, CT (1969-1979) where she graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Appointed the Vocation Director in 1979, Sr. Mary was stationed at Avila for several years (1979-1991). After her time as Vocation Director, she was assigned to Administrative positions at Ozanam Hall, (1991-2006), Teresian House, (2007-2010) and St. Patrick’s Manor/Carmel Terrace (2010-2013).  Sr. Mary transferred to Mary Manning Walsh Home on October 9, 2013 and has been utilizing her social work training by assisting in the Social Service Department there.  A member of the Board of Directors of the Avila Institute of Gerontology for several years, Sr. Mary was the Chairperson of the Jubilee Committee that planned the AIG’s 25th Jubilee in 2013.

In addition to her many years of compassionate ministry to the elderly, Sr. Mary Elizabeth Marciano will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, quick wit, and love of the New York Mets!  Although she struggled with her own poor health, she brought humor to many difficult situations and kept the Sisters laughing on numerous occasions. Sr. Mary beautifully arranged many a table for Community celebrations and is now enjoying the eternal banquet with her Lord in Heaven.

WAKE: 

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Mary Manning Walsh Home                                                    

First Floor Parlor

1339 York Avenue

New York, NY 10021

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Monday, January 12, 2015  at 10:00 a.m.

Viewing prior to Mass from 9:00am to 10:00 am in Parlor

Mary Manning Walsh Home

Holy Family Chapel                                                                 

BURIAL

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery   

Germantown, New York 12526                                                                       

Sr. Christine Mary Keefe, O.Carm.- R.I.P

Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Sister Christine Mary, O.Carm. went home to the Lord in the 61st year of her religious life.  She passed away peacefully at Garvey Manor on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 with the Sisters at her bedside, and having been visited by Mother Mark, Sr. Patricia Margaret, Sr. Mary Robert and Sr. Ann McCartney the previous evening.

Born in Washington, D.C. on January 24, 1931, Rita Margaret Keefe entered the Congregation on February 2, 1953, and professed first vows on September 11, 1954.  Following some brief early assignments, she was stationed at Carroll Manor, Hyattsville, MD (1957-1964 &1968-1972) where she trained as a Registered Nurse, and at Sacred Heart Manor, Philadelphia, PA (1964-1968).  Entrusted with greater responsibilities, Sr. Christine was appointed the Superior/Administrator of St. Patrick’s Residence, Joliet, IL (1972-1982), and it was she who initiated the fund-raising dinners that continue to this day at St. Patrick’s Residence, Naperville.  She was also Superior/Administrator of Carmel Richmond, Staten Island, NY (1982-1987), Superior at Teresian House, Albany, NY (1987-1991), Administrator of Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, PA (1991-1994) and Administrator of St. Rita’s Home, Columbus, OH (1994-1998).  On January 10, 1998 Sr. Christine received her final Obedience to Garvey Manor, where in recent years she endeared herself to many through her ministry as the greeter/receptionist at the entrance to Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence. 

When she was in good health Sr. Christine enjoyed cooking for the Sisters, and was always cutting out articles from newspapers/magazines to either save or give to others she thought would be interested in the topic she had read about.  A faithful daughter of Mother Angeline may Sr. Christine Mary, who celebrated the Feast of Christ the King as her own feast day, now be “led in with joy and gladness, as she enters the palace of the King.”  (Ps. 45:15)

WAKE:

 Wednesday, December 3, 2014  

 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      St. Joseph Chapel

 Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Garvey Manor

1037 South Logan Blvd.

Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at   10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Chapel

Garvey Manor,  Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

BURIAL:

Friday, December 5, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Queen of Carmel Cemetery      

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse                                          

600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526

R.I.P- Sr. M. Anthony of the Sacred Heart, O.Carm.

Sunday, October 05, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

 

Sr. M. Anthony of the Sacred Heart, O.Carm. passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Home, Bronx, NY on the morning of October 4, 2014, the “First Saturday” of the month, in the 76th year of her religious life. 

Born on May 25, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA, Claire Bade entered the Congregation on July 9, 1938, during the first decade of its existence.  Sr. Anthony professed first vows on February 29, 1940 and perpetual vows on April 10, 1944.  During her early years in Community, Sister served at St. Joseph Seminary, Cathedral Faculty House, and the Bishop’s Residence in Albany. 

Sr. Anthony had several assignments following her “seminary days”, her lengthiest Mission being Sacred Heart Manor (1983 – 2009). When the Community withdrew from Sacred Heart, Sr. Anthony received an Obedience to St. Patrick’s Home, where she had been previously assigned several times.

A member of the Cause and Charism Commission, Sr. Anthony of the Sacred Heart had a great love for Mother Angeline and the Congregation, and never tired in her efforts to make Mother known and loved by enrolling numerous family members, friends, staff, and residents in the Mother Angeline Society.  A prayerful, cheerful, and zealous Carmelite, Sr. M. Anthony of the Sacred Heart was well loved and respected by her Sisters, and by all whose lives she touched with her wit and wisdom. May she now enter into the joy of her Lord, as His arms open wide to receive this faithful daughter of Mother Angeline.

WAKE:                   

Thursday, October 9, 2014        

 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

  St. Patrick’s Home Chapel  66 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY 10463-2702

 MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

 Friday, October 10, 2014   - At 10:00Am

 St. Patrick’s Home Chapel

BURIAL:  

Friday, October 10, 2014- At 2:00 pm

Queen of Carmel Cemetery, 600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526


           

R.I.P- Sr. M. Therese Eugene Robitaille, O.Carm.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

  

Sr. M. Therese Eugene Robitaille, O.Carm.

Sister M. Therese Eugene died at St. Patrick’s Manor, MA on the evening of August 14, 2014 in the 66th year of her religious life.  Sr. Therese was the Prioress at Carmel Manor, KY since 2009.  On August 11, accompanied by Sr. Alice Webster and Sr. Fidelis Mary, she traveled to Framingham on an “Angel Flight” so that family and friends could spend time with her and say their goodbyes.  Sr. Joseph Jude, Sr. Philip Ann, and Sister’s family were with her when she died.

Born on June 17, 1930 in Lowell, MA, Sr. Therese entered the Sisters of St. Mary in 1948, professing final vows with them. While in that Congregation she taught kindergarten and second grade and having acquired a master’s degree in special education, ministered to severely handicapped infants. Sr. Therese transferred to our Congregation on September 1, 1989, professing final vows as a Carmelite Sister on September 12, 1992.  She was missioned at Ferncliff Nursing Home, St. Patrick’s Residence, St. Teresa’s Motherhouse, St. Raphael’s Home, Marian Manor, and finally at Carmel Manor, where she generously gave of herself to the residents as the Director of Pastoral Care. 

Sr. Therese Eugene was the sister of Rev. Eugene Robitaille, SS.CC, the first Promoter of the Cause of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, and served for a time on the Cause and Charism Commission.       Gifted with creativity and many talents, Sr. Therese loved music, played the guitar, and sang beautifully. She enjoyed decorating throughout the Home for special occasions and seasons, and everyone knows how much she loved the color pink!                                                                                                   

Sr. M. Therese Eugene completed the work God gave her to do and entered her eternal Home.  May she intercede for each of us until the day our work is completed and we are also called Home.