Strain, RSM , Sister Rose Mary
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Sister Rose Mary Strain, RSM of the Sisters of Mercy resided at McAuley Hall, Watchung, NJ and died on Thursday, December 27, 2012. Born to the late Rose and Thomas Strain, she was predeceased by her sisters Pat and Elizabeth and her brothers John and Thomas. Sister worked in the Mercy Administration Office as Procurator and also served in the business office of St. Francis Hospital, Port Jervis, NY and Our Lady of Victory Academy. She was an early advocate for the aged in the 1970's for the City of New Rochelle and NY Catholic Charities. For a number of years she was Program Administrator for Westchester County Office of the Aging and was a Legislative Advocate and Advisory Council Liaison. In the midst of her long career Sister Rose Mary saw the hand of God in nature and had the talent to reproduce it in her poetry and paintings. Her funeral arrangements will take place at Marian Woods Chapel, 152 Ridge Road, Hartsdale, NY on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 9:30am with a Prayer Service at 10:00am and Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, 150 Ridge Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530.
Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 30, 2012