Kwee Garam, Bernadette
Bernadette Kwee Garam, 69, a long-time resident of Irvington, passed away after a long illness at her home on May 15 surrounded by her loving family.
Bernadette devoted her life to serving others as a Maryknoll Sister; in developing programs for the disabled as a Social Affairs Officer for the United Nations in the Middle East; and most recently as a Professor of Sociology at Manhattan College.
She is survived by her husband Peter, her stepdaughters Jennifer Garam and Michelle Champagne, her brothers and sisters, Joseph Kwee, Catherine Gallagher, Margaret Laughlin, Peter Kwee, John Kwee and six nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held on Friday May 17 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Edwards Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry NY 10522. A Requiem Mass will be held at 10:30 on Saturday May 18 at Maryknoll, 10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining, NY 10562.
A short committal service will follow at Ferncliff Crematory, 280 Secor Road, Harstdale, NY 10530.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maryknoll Sisters, P.O. Box 317, Maryknoll, NY 10545.