Sr. Catherine Ryan, F.S.P.
FEBRUARY 12, 1931 – AUGUST 16, 2018
Sr. Catherine Ryan, F.S.P. (formerly Sr. Mary Thomas), 87, died on Thursday August 16, 2018 at Cabrini of Westchester.
She was born on February 12, 1931 in New York City to Thomas and Mary Waldron Ryan where she was raised and educated graduating from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Grammar School and Cathedral High School. She received a BA in History from Ladycliff College in Highland Falls and a MA in Theology from Manhattan College. Sr. Catherine entered into the religious community on September 8, 1949, professed her first vows on July 7, 1951 and her final vows on July 7, 1956.
Her assignments included Senior Child Care Worker at St. Joseph’s Home in Peekskill, teaching at St. Rita’s School in Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s High School in NYC; Immaculate Conception in Irvington (Principal), Ladycliff College in Highland Falls (Dean of Studies), Holy Name of Jesus, Croton on Hudson (Director of Religious Education), Archdiocese of NY Catechetical Office (Director of Diocesan Programs/Regional Director for West Manhattan, Harlem and the East Bronx). Her awards included Archdiocesan Good Shepherd Award for outstanding leadership, compassion and dedication and the Fordham University Sapientia et Doctrina Award for service to the renewal of the Church. She was also honored as one of the founders of the New York Archdiocesan Catechetical Office in 1983 and thirty years of service as Regional Director.
Survivors include a brother, Edward Ryan and his wife Ann of Providence, RI, two nephews, Dr. Edward Ryan of Boston, MA and Thomas Ryan of Los Angeles, Ca. and three nieces, Dr. Sharon Ryan of New Brunswick, NJ, Ann Ryan-Dwyer of Brooklyn and Lisa Fugger of Ohio and nine grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Visiting hours will be at the Marian Woods Convent, Hartsdale on Monday 3-7pm with a Vigil Service at 6pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Marian Woods Convent on Tuesday August 21st at 10am. Interment will follow immediately at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488 http://www.whalenandballfh.com
Ryan, Sr. Catherine [MC???? RIP]
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I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Sr Catherine.
May She Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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