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Sister Henrietta Clare Pickles OP

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Pickles, OP, Sister Henrietta Clare

Sister Henrietta Clare Pickles, OP, of Dominican Convent, Sparkill, New York, died on January 22, 2014 in Jacobi Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY on February 20, 1916, Harriet was the daughter of Thomas and Frances Keenan Pickles. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on July 2, 1934 and received the name Sister Henrietta Clare, professing her first vows in 1936 and her final vows in 1941. Sister Henrietta Clare earned a BA in Education from Manhattan College in 1951 and a MA in Elementary Education from City College of NY in 1973. Sister Henrietta Clare was a teacher who served in the Archdiocese of New York and the dioceses of Brooklyn and Syracuse. She taught at St. Rita, Staten Island, NY (1939-44); St. Rita, Bronx, NY (1944-48); St. Brendan, Bronx, NY (1948-51); St. John Chrysostom, Bronx, NY (1951-52); St. Paul, Norwich, NY (1952-53); St. Mary, Fulton, NY (1953-54); St. Helena, Bronx, NY (1954-66); St. Edmund, Brooklyn, NY (1966-67); Mary Queen of Heaven (1968-78); and St. Ann, Bronx, NY (1978-82). From 1982-2002, Sr. Henrietta Clare was a substitute teacher and Bookstore Manager at Msgr. Scanlan HS in the Bronx.

Sister Henrietta Clare was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Thomas, Sr. Marie Magdalen Pickles, OP, Helen, Dolores, William and Edward. She is survived by her nieces and nephews Kevin Pickles, Edward Rosolie, Lynda Florkowski, Gerard Rosolie, Nancy Regan, William Pickles, Theresa Knox, Daniel Pickles, Keith Hughes, Gary Pickles, Michael Pickles, Ronald Pickles, Roger Pickles, and Robin Pickles; many grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, and many friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:30am. Visitation is on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 3:30 to 8:00pm at Dominican Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention Sister Henrietta Clare Murray, President.

Michael J. Higgins

Funeral Service Inc.

321 South Main Street

New City, NY 10956

(845) 634-6110


Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 26, 2014
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