NORMILE, SISTER MARY
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Sister Mary Normile, OP, of Dominican Convent, Sparkill, New York, died on April 25, 2011 in Siena Hall Infirmary, Sparkill, NY.
Born in New York City, NY on September 20, 1928, Mary was the daughter of John and Mary Griffin Normile. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1947 and became known as Sister Catherine Ann, professing her first vows in 1948 and her final vows in 1953.
Sister earned a BS in Education from Fordham University, NY and a MA in American History from Manhattan College, NY.
During her professional life, Sister Mary was a teacher and education consultant in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn. She was a teacher at St. Brendan, Bronx, NY (1948-54); St. Anthony, Nanuet, NY (1954-57); St. Rita, Bronx, NY (1957-66); Sacred Heart, Suffern, NY (1966-1969); Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Richmond Hill, NY (1969-71); St. Martin of Tours, Bronx, NY (1971-73) and Msgr. Scanlan HS, Bronx, NY (1973-1976). Sister Mary was an administrative assistant at the Religious Consultation Center in Brooklyn (1976-78) and at St. Ignatius Day Nursery in Manhattan (1978-79). For twenty years (1979-2001) she worked at the Catholic Home Bureau in Manhattan as an educational consultant. Upon her retirement she offered local community service at Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY and in 2005 she became a resident of Siena Hall Infirmary.
Sister Mary is predeceased by her Sister Catherine and is survived by her cousins and many friends.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY, on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 3:30 to 8:00 at the Convent 175 Rte 340 Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. 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.
Michael J. Higgins
Funeral Service Inc.
321 S. Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Published in the The Journal News on April 27, 2011