Sister Helen Catherine Cassidy, OP
Sparkill – Sister Helen Catherine Cassidy, OP, of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on November 29, 2017 in Siena Hall, Sparkill, NY.
Born in Bronx, NY on November 1, 1922 Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Fox Cassidy. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1941 and received the name Sister Helen Catherine. She professed her first vows in 1943 and her final vows in 1948.
Sister Helen Catherine received her BA in Education, Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, 1951 and her MA in Business Education from Columbia University, New York, 1954.
Sister Helen Catherine taught in the Archdiocese of St. Louis at St. Mark’s School (1943-1946) then returned to teach in the Brooklyn Diocese at St. Edmund’s School (1946-1951). From 1951-1971 Sr. Helen Catherine taught in Thorpe Secretarial School in the Archdiocese of New York. In 1971, Sr. Helen Catherine returned to Sparkill and for the next 35 years worked in the Office of Information Services before retiring in 2006.
Sister Helen Catherine is predeceased by her parents William and Elizabeth Fox Cassidy and her brother Arthur. She is survived by three nephews; Michael, Robert and Patrick who live in California.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:30am. Visitation is on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 3:30 to 7:30pm at Dominican Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention- Sister Mary Murray, President.
Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 3, 2017
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