Sister Jeanne Miceli OP
Miceli, OP, Sister Jeanne

Sister Jeanne Miceli, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York, died on October 28, 2011 at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Born in Port Chester, NY on October 16, 1945, Jeanne Ellen was the daughter of Frank and Marianne DeFonce Miceli. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on August 30, 1966, and became known as Sister Marianne Francis. She professed her first vows in 1968 and her final vows in 1976. Sister earned a B.A. in English from St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY; an MA in Reading from Manhattan College, NY and School Administration certification from Fordham University. During her professional life, Sister Jeanne ministered in the Archdiocese of New York and Dioceses of Rockville Center and Newark both at the elementary and high school levels. She was a teacher St. Columba, Chester, NY (1970-74); Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Middletown, NY (1974-81) Holy Family, Hicksville, NY (1981-86); Aquinas HS, Bronx, NY (2002-2008) and served as principal at St. Stephen/St. Edward, Warwick, NY (1986-93) and St. Paul Interparochial, Ramsey, NJ (1997-2002). From 1993-97 Sr. Jeanne was Campus Minister at Albertus Magnus HS. Bardonia, NY and from 2008-2010 she was Managerial Assistant at Dowling Gardens, Sparkill. NY. In 2010 Sr. Jeanne was a teacher at St. Elizabeth Interparochial, Wyckoff, NJ until she became ill in January 2011. She continued to offer local community service until her untimely death on Friday. Sr. Jeanne is predeceased by her father Frank Miceli and her brother Salvatore Miceli. She is survived by her mother Marianne Miceli of Norwood, NJ, her sister-in-law Kathleen Miceli of Palm Coast, FL, her nieces Diane Banke (Bob) of Madison, WI, Christine Miceli of Raclne. OH, Lynn Makosky (Steve) of Douglasville, GA, Michele George (Eric) of Findlay, OH: grandnieces and grandnephews Justine, Marisa, Lauren, Jack, Alex, Jenna and Emma, and many cousins and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY, on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Monday, October 31, 2011 from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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.

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Published by The Journal News on Oct. 30, 2011.
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I have just received the news about Sister Jeanne's passing, and I am saddened to hear that Jeanne lost her battle against cancer. My deepest condolences to all her family, Sisters of Sparkill, and those whose lives Sister Jeanne has touched in her remarkable career. I will always remember the laughs and fun we shared during our years at Aquinas High School. The Lord has another angel at His side,smiling down upon us.
Angela Pungello
October 30, 2011
Sr. Jeanne was the principal of St. Paul School at a time when my family was going through tremendous personal and financial hardship. Her generosity on all levels buoyed us during difficult times. She is also responsible for the beginning of my teaching career for which I have always been grateful. What a loss for all who had the privilege to know her and love her! How wonderful for her that she has completed her journey and is with the Lord!
Theresa Sullivan
October 30, 2011
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
October 30, 2011