Sister Miriam Joseph Schaub OP, of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on February 26, 2023 in Siena Hall, Dominican Convent, Sparkill. Sister was 102 years old and in her 84th year of religious life.
Born in New York City on November 24, 1920, Elizabeth was the daughter of Frank and Jane O’Connor Schaub. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on July 16,1939 and received the name Sister Miriam Joseph. She professed her first vows in 1941 and final vows in 1946.
Sister Miriam Joseph received a BA in Latin from Manhattan College,1951; an MA in Latin from St. John University,1954; an MA in Religious Studies, Providence College, RI, 1968; and an MS in Pastoral Counseling, Iona College,1972.
Sister Miriam Joseph’s ministries included St. Paul School, Norwich, NY (1941-1942); St. Mary School, Fulton, NY (1942-1944); Sacred Heart School, Suffern, NY (1944-1946); Cardinal McCloskey Home & School (1946-1948); St. Edmund School, Brooklyn, NY (1948-1951); St. Brendan School, Bronx, NY (1951-1952); Thorpe Secretarial School, NYC (1952-1953); St. Edmund HS, Brooklyn, NY (1953-1955); Aquinas HS (1955-1966); Holy Trinity HS (1966-1969); Albertus Magnus HS, Bardonia, NY (1970-1995). Sister Miriam Joseph was Director of Postulants, Dominican Convent from 1969-1970. From 1995 until 2001 she served as Director of Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel Campaign. Upon completion of the Chapel in Dominican Convent, Sister Miriam served as Sacristan from 2001- 2013.
Sister Miriam Joseph is predeceased by her parents Frank and Jane O’Connor Schaub and her brother Frank. She is survived by beloved cousins, Dominican Sisters, Associates and friends.
Sister Miriam Joseph made a difference in the lives of countless young people in her ministry of education in elementary and high schools, pastoral ministry and dedicated service to the Congregation. For over 80 years she carried forth the mission of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill to proclaim the word of God through ministry for justice and reverence for all creation. May she be welcomed into the fullness of God’s presence—well done, good and faithful servant, Sister Miriam Joseph, OP! May you rest in peace and may God hold you in the hollow of His hands!