The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
Sr Kathryn Anne Murphy

Sr Kathryn Anne Murphy

Birth
Death 4 Dec 2010 (aged 83)
Burial Latham, Albany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 62712545 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Sister Joseph Ann Murphy, CSJ, 83, died Saturday, December 4, 2010, at St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, NY. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 62 years. Sister Joseph Ann, the former Kathryn Anne Murphy, was born on September 24, 1927, in Syracuse, NY, the only child of the late Garrett and Ann Ryan Murphy. She graduated from Skaneateles High School in 1945 and attended The College of Saint Rose. On March 19, 1948, Sister Joseph entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph and professed final vows on August 15, 1953. Sister Joseph received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from The College of Saint Rose and taught for 47 years in schools in the Syracuse and Albany Dioceses, including the following: St. James School, Albany; St. Pius X School, Loudonville; St. Luke's School, Schenectady; and Blessed Sacrament School, St. Lucy's School and St. Anthony's School, all in Syracuse. After Sister Joseph's retirement from teaching, she served for many years as an inservice volunteer at St. Joseph's Provincial House. Sister Joseph Ann was a generous, thoughtful woman in the truest sense of the words. Deeply centered in God and very appreciative of others, she was a woman who gave without measure and expected nothing in return. A first-grade teacher for nearly five decades, Sister Joseph had a special love for young children and provided them with an excellent foundation for their school years. In the end, Sister Joseph died as she had lived-peacefully and simply with the blessed assurance of eternal life. She will be remembered for her kind heart, gentle nature and spirit of gratitude which permeated her every action. Sister Joseph Ann is survived by her cousins, Richard Gates of Elizabethtown, PA, Richard and Margaret Kline of Glendale, AZ; Sisters Elizabeth Jean Allard and Annette Allard of Latham, NY; Sister Theresa Brown of Syracuse; many other cousins and friends; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her aunt, Sister Anna Regina Ryan, and many dear friends in the Sisters of St. Joseph. Sister Joseph Ann's funeral Liturgy will be held Friday, December 10, at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham. Interment will be in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery on the Provincial House grounds. Calling hours will be held at the Provincial House on Thursday, December 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Contributions in Sister Joseph Ann's memory may be made to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on December 8, 2010


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62712545
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sr Kathryn Anne Murphy (24 Sep 1927–4 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62712545, citing Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .