2016 Jubilarians Honored

Golden Jubilarians

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, four Dominican Sisters of Sparkill celebrated 50 years of religious life with the Congregation. The Golden Jubilees were celebrated at the community’s Motherhouse in Sparkill with a Mass and a festive gathering of Sisters, Associates, family and friends. 

We thank Sisters Mary Murray, Aileen Donovan, Margaret Jennings and Dorothy Kelty (as pictured below from L-R) for their years of dedication to the Congregation and to their ministries! 


Silver Jubilarian

On Saturday June 4, 2016, Sr. Jeanne Shary celebrated her Silver Jubilee, marking her 25th Anniversary as a Sparkill Dominican! We celebrate Sr. Jeanne’s milestone and her wonderful ministry as a youth recreation therapist with pride!

Sr. Jeanne Shary during the celebration of her Silver Jubilee at Dominican Convent. 


Diamond Jubilarians

The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill celebrated the Diamond Jubilees of 33 Sisters on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Each Sister marked her 60th, 65th, 70th, 75th, or 80th Anniversary as a member of the Congregation. As it does each year, the Diamond Jubilee celebration coincided with the anniversary of the Congregation’s founding- 140 years ago this year!  <Link to News Article Below, under May 2016:  140 Years of Making a Difference! >

Continued blessings are wished upon these Sisters. We thank them deeply for their years of dedication to religious life and their ministries! 

60th Diamond Jubilarians! (L to R) Standing: Srs. Marilyn Dunn, Mary Dunning, Margaret McPartland, Jeannine DeClue, Natalie DeNatale, Maureen Foy, Eileen Barrow, Agnes Bernard Waugh, Catherine O’Leary, Claire MacDonald, and Helen Robert Boyd. Seated: Sr. Maureen Massett. Not pictured: Srs. Elizabeth Slenker, Suzanne Laughlin, and Carol Kopff. 

65th Diamond Jubilarians! (L to R) Back: Srs. Eileen Loftus, Margaret Breslin, Catherine Kinsella, Alice Madeline Smith, Elizabeth Therese Hurteau, and Margaret Teahan. Front: Srs. Margaret Patricia McDermott and Alfred Marie Toole. Not pictured: Sr. Carolyn Brambilla. 

70th Diamond Jubilarians! (L to R) Srs. Helen Francis Curnan, Jeanine Nolan, Katherine Gaffney, Celeste Leger, Jeanne Burns, and Elizabeth David Scannell. Not pictured: Sr. Agnes Cunningham. 

75th Diamond Jubilarian! Sr. Helen Catherine Cassidy 

80th Diamond Jubilarian! Sr. Mary Angelica Culhane

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