Scranton, PA — Sister M. Sarita Gesler, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died October 1 at Our Lady of Peace Residence here.

Sister Sarita entered the IHM congregation on February 2, 1941 and made her temporary profession of vows on August 2, 1943 and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1946.
In the Diocese of Rockville Centre, she served as a teacher at St. Peter of Alcantara School in Port Washington (1990-98). Between...


BRENTWOOD — Sister Mary Charlotte Ryan, 91, died Dec. 6.

BRENTWOOD — Ursuline Sister Mary Joseph McCarthy, 97, died December 20

BLUE POINT — Ursuline Sister Mary Josephine Gorman, 94, died January 2

ST. JAMES — Deacon Michael P. Hegarty, 82, formerly of Smithtown,

LAKE RONKONKOMA — Doris S. Bader, 91, former head of The Long Island Catholic

SPARKILL, NY — Dominican Sister Mary Bernadette Phillips, 79, passed away Dec. 31 in Siena Hall Infirmary in Dominican Convent here.

She entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill on September 8, 1952 and received the name Sister Catherine Martin. She professed her first vows in 1954 and her final vows in 1959. She received a B.S. in education from St. Thomas Aquinas College here.

SCRANTON, PA. — Sister M. Beatrix Cawley, 90,

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TIMONIUM, MD — Redemptorist Father Vincent Crotty, 88,

BRENTWOOD — Sister Louise Dantzig, 91, formerly Sister Mary Claver,

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