Sister Patricia Egan
1935 – 2018 Obituary
Sparkill – Sister Patricia Egan, OP of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on August 24, 2018 in Siena Hall in Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY. She was 82 years old.
Born in Bronx, NY on August 28, 1935, Patricia was the daughter of John and Mary Kelly Egan. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1953 and received the name Sister John Michael. She professed her first vows in 1955 and her final vows in 1960.
Sister Patricia Egan received her BS in Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY 1958; her MA in Mathematics from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY 1968; she also did additional studies at Providence College, Rhode Island.
During her forty-four years in the ministry of education, Sister Patricia Egan served in the Archdiocese of New York at St. Rose of Lima School, NYC (1956-1958). For three years, Sister Patricia taught in the Archdiocese of St. Louis at St. Thomas More School (1958-1961) returning then to NY to teach at Albertus Magnus High School, Bardonia, NY (1961-1965); St. Helena High School Bronx, NY (1965-1970); Rosary Academy, Sparkill, NY (1970-1977) and Aquinas High School, Bronx, NY (1977-1993). From 1993 to 2000, Sister Patricia taught at St. Joseph High School in Oradell, NJ before coming to Dominican Convent to work in the Centralized Health Office until 2009.
Sister Patricia Egan is predeceased by her parents John and Mary Kelly Egan and her siblings Mary (Bowen), John, Irene (Murphy), Michael, Alex, Helen (Woods) and Gerard. She is survived by her sister, Anne O’Toole, thirty nieces and nephews and many grand and great grand nieces and nephews whom Sister Pat adored.
Sister Patricia Egan was a kind and gracious woman who made a difference in the lives of those who knew her. She served her God and congregation faithfully for sixty-five years as a Dominican Sister of Sparkill. We thank God for her life and her goodness and we pray she may enjoy the fullness of life in the presence of the God she loved and so faithfully served. We will dearly miss her presence among us.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dominican Convent, 175 Route 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.
Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 28, 2018
Egan, Sr. Patricia Egan [MC1968 RIP]
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