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Sister Mary McLaughlin, OP

Sister Mary McLaughlin, OP, of Dominican Convent, Sparkill, New York, died on, February 10, 2014 in the Joe Raso Hospice Residence, New City.

Born in New York City on May 25, 1934, Mary was the daughter of Andrew and Delia Crehan McLaughlin. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1953 and became known as Sister Andrew Marie, professing her first vows in 1955 and her final vows in 1960.

Sister Margaret earned a BS in Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY and an MLS in Library Science from St. John's University, Jamaica, NY.

Sister Mary was an elementary school teacher who served in the Archdiocese of New York and the Dioceses of Rockville Center and Brooklyn. She taught at St. Brendan, Bronx, NY (1955-60 & 67-91); Holy Family, Hicksville, NY (1960-62); Mary Queen of Heaven, Brooklyn, NY (1962-67) and Annunciation, Crestwood, NY (91-95). From 1995-2007 Sister Mary was a staff member at Dowling Gardens, Sparkill, NY. Upon retirement Sr. Mary offered local community service at Dominican Convent. She became a resident in Siena Hall in 2010.

Sister Mary is predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Delia McLaughlin. She is survived by her cousins, the McLaughlin and Mannion families, in England and Ireland. Sister Mary will be missed by her congregation and many friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Friday, February 14, 2014 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.


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