Sister Natalie DeNatale, OP of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on April 24, 2023, in Siena Hall, Dominican Convent. Sister was 84 years old and in her 67th year of religious life.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, on December 23,1938, Natalie was the daughter of Peter and Mary Tamberino DeNatale. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8,1956 and received the name Sister Andrew Therese. She professed her first vows in 1958 and final vows in 1963.
Sister Natalie earned a BS in Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY, 1967 and an MS in Education from St. John University, Queens, NY, 1973.
Sister Natalie’s ministries include Siena Hall Boys Home, Wilmington, DE (1958-1963); St. Rose Settlement, NYC (1963-1964); teacher, St. Anthony School, Nanuet, NY (1964-1967); teacher, Holy Family School, Hicksville, NY (1967-1977); secretary, Holy Trinity HS, Hicksville, NY (1977-1980); dental assistant (1980-1983) and North Shore University Hospital (1983-1984); clerk at Baron Company (1985-1987); administrative assistant, Diocese of Rockville Center (1987-2001); VP Mission & Ministry, CHS Ambulance Service, Farmingdale, NY (2001-2003); administrative assistant, St. Ignatius Human Resources, Hicksville, NY (2003-2004); office assistant, Little Village School, Seaford, NY (2004-2015). From 2016 to 2021, Sister Natalie ministered in community service in Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY.
Sister Natalie is predeceased by her parents, Peter and Mary Tamberino DeNatale, and siblings Eleana Weil, Ann Quinn, John, Andrew and James. She is survived by Peter (Katherine), Robert (Pam), Joseph (Margaret), Mary Carone and her Dominican Sisters and Associates.
Sister Natalie made a difference in the lives of countless children, colleagues and adults in her ministry in childcare, teaching, and secretarial assistance in varied ministries. She lived out the Mission of the Dominican Sisters to proclaim the Word of God through ministry of justice and reverence for all creation. Well done, good and faithful servant, Sister Natalie DeNatale, OP. May you be held in the palm of God’s hand.
You may view the Livestream link for Sister Natalie’s funeral Mass here.