Sister Jeanine Nolan, OP, of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on December 26 in Montefiore Nyack Hospital, Nyack, NY. She was 92 years old.
Born in Bronx, NY on February 19, 1929, Mary Therese was the daughter of Michael and Anne Connolly Nolan. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1946, and received the name Sister Mary Jeanine. She professed her first vows in 1948 and her final vows in 1953.
Sister Jeanine received a BS in Education, Fordham University, 1954; her MS in Chemistry from Villanova University 1964; and Certification in Administration and Supervision, New York University,1975.
Sister Jeanine Nolan began her teaching ministry at St. Helena School, Bronx, NY (1948-1951); St. Rose of Lima School, NYC (1951-1953); St. Mary Magdalen School, Springfield Gardens, NY (1953-1957); St. Theresa School, Bronx, NY (1957-1960); Cathedral HS, NYC (1960-1967); Albertus Magnus HS, Bardonia, NY (1967-1974) and as principal 1983-1989); assistant principal, Aquinas HS , Bronx, NY (1974-1983); business manager, Holy Trinity HS, Hicksville, NY (1989-2007); and administrative assistant, One to One Learning, Upper Nyack, NY (2007-2019).
Sister Jeanine is predeceased by her parents Michael and Anne Connolly Nolan and brothers Patrick (Mary), John, and Peter (Fr. Kieran, OSB). She is survived by her sister Rita Olsson (Eugene), brothers Augustine (Elizabeth), Matthew, and Francis (Br. Bernard, FMS), her beloved nieces, nephews, and friends, and her Dominican Sisters and Associates. Sister Jeanine made a difference in the lives of countless young people in her ministry of education. She shared leadership skills as a principal, assistant principal, and business manager, living the mission of the Dominican Sisters to proclaim the reign of God through ministry for justice and reverence for all creation for 75 years. May she be welcomed into the fullness of God’s presence—well done, good and faithful servant, Sister Jeanine Nolan. May God hold you in the palm of his hand!