Sister Catherine Edward Carragher, OP
Sparkill – Sister Catherine Edward Carragher, OP, of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on April 23, 2018 in Dominican Convent’s Siena Hall, Sparkill, NY. She was 99 years old.
Born in New York, NY on March 16, 1919 Kathleen was the daughter of Edward and Catherine Murphy Carragher. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on July 16, 1939 and received the name Sister Catherine Edward. She professed her first vows in 1941 and her final vows in 1946.
Sister Catherine Edward received her BS in Education, Manhattan College, Bronx, NY 1950 and her MS in Education, City University of New York, 1954.
Sister Catherine Edward served in the Diocese of Brooklyn, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Brooklyn (1941-1965). From 1965-1970, Sister served in the Archdiocese of New York at St. Anthony School, Nanuet (1965-1966), then St. Ann’s School, Bronx (1966-1970). Returning to the Brooklyn Diocese, Sister taught at St. Teresa’s School, Woodside (1970-1972). She returned to the Archdiocese of New York, and from 1972-2003, she was at St. Brendan’s School, Bronx as teacher from 1972-1992, then as Librarian from 1992-2003 before coming to Sparkill.
Sister Catherine Edward is predeceased by her parents Edward and Catherine Murphy Carragher and her siblings Edward, Marie, Eileen, Theresa and Margaret She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth McNamara and nieces and nephews as well as grand nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY, on Friday, April 27, 2018 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dominican Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention – Sister Mary Murray, President.
Michael J Higgins Funeral Service 321 South Main St. New City, NY 10956
Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 25, 2018
Carragher, Sr. Catherine Edward [MC1950 RIP]
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