Sister Christine Corey, OP died on December 29, 2020 in Siena Hall, Dominican Convent, Sparklll, NY. She was 79 years old. Christine Ann was born in New York City on May 8, 1941.
Christine was the daughter of Joseph and Roberta Lafebvre Corey. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8,1959 and received the name Sister Joseph Raymond. She professed her first vows in 1961 and final vows in 1966.
Sister Christine received a BS in Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY, 1963; an MM in Music Education from Catholic University, Washington, DC, 1975; and a Preaching Certificate from Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO, 2000.
Sister Christine’s ministry as teacher and musician include St. Brendan School, Bronx (1961-1965); St. John Chrysostom School, Bronx (1965-1966); Rosary Academy, Sparkill (1966-1974); Msgr. Scanlan HS, Bronx (1974-1976); St. Gregory Barbarigo School, Garnerville (1978-1982); Holy Name School, Valhalla (1982-1985); St. Catharine of Alexandria School, Blauvelt (1982-1987); St. John Church, Piermont (1984-1985); and the Academy of St. Therese of Lisieux, Cresskill, NJ (1985-1990). In many schools, Sister Christine served as a part-time music teacher/director. From 1991-1992, she participated in the Career Options Program at Calvary Hospital and from 1999-2000 was a student at Aquinas Institute, St. Louis, MO. Sister Christine also served as support care coordinator for United Hospice of Rockland (1992-1999); pastoral minister/chaplain at Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, NY (2003-2007); director of the congregational Schola at Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY (1984-2005); and choir director at St. Thomas Lutheran Church (2007-2011). She was co-director of the Jerusalem House of Prayer, Sparkill, NY from 1976 to 2003.
Sister Christine is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Roberta Lafebvre Corey. She is survived by her Dominican Sisters, Associates, cousins and friends. Sister Christine Corey made a difference in the lives of countless children and adults as teacher, musician, pastoral and prayer minister. She did so with a joyful spirit and a compassionate heart. She lived the goal of the Dominican Sisters in working for justice and in reverencing all God’s creation for over 60 years. We thank God for her life and her generous sharing of her gifts. Well done, good and faithful servant, Sister Christine. May you be welcomed with joyful music into Eternal Life.