“SR. MARY CLARE”
August 12, 1921 – February 8, 2018
New Windsor, NY
Sr. Clare Dowling, of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, entered into eternal life on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Valley View Center in Goshen, NY. She was 96 years old.
The daughter of the late John and Mary (Hayden) Dowling, Sr. Clare was born on August 12, 1921 in New York City. Sr. Clare entered Religious Life at Mount St. Joseph, New Windsor, NY on September 8, 1943. She made her first vows on April 25, 1946 and her final vows on August 25, 1949. Sister earned both a BA in English from Manhattan College and an MS Ed. from Fordham University.
During her ministry, Sr. Clare taught at St. Frances of Rome and Our Lady of Solace Schools, Bronx; St. Michael’s Elementary School, Manhattan; St. Rose of Lima School, Rockaway Beach; St. Andrew School, Clifton NJ and St. Lucy School, Houma, LA. On returning from Louisiana, Sr. Clare taught special needs students at Our Lady of Snows School in Floral Park, Long Island from 1968-1986. In later years she served as a Counselor at Catherine Sheridan Home and in the finance offices at St. Michael Academy and Mount St. Joseph.
In addition to her family of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sr. Clare is survived by her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Sr. Clare was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary (Hayden) Dowling and her brothers, John, Joseph, Thomas and Robert.
Wake Services will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 11 with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at Mount St. Joseph Chapel, 64 Presentation Way, New Windsor, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 12 at Mount St. Joseph Chapel, 64 Presentation Way, New Windsor NY. Burial will follow in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sr. Clare’s name to: Sisters of the Presentation, 84 Presentation Way, New Windsor, NY 12553.
To send a personal condolence, please visit www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.
For further information please contact: Administration Center, Sisters of the Presentation, 84 Presentation Way, New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 564-0513.
Dowling, Sr. Clare [MC???? RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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I do not find anything for Sr. Clare in my ‘stuff’.
May She Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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