Sr. Josephine (Sr. Alphonsus), Rooney RSHM, died at Marymount Convent, Tarrytown, NY, Sunday, February 23, 2020.
Born in Co. Down, Ireland, on May 24, 1922, she entered the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary in Ireland in 1941.
Sr. Josephine taught at Marymount School of New York, at Sacred Heart of Mary Academy, Bronx, NY, at the Academy of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Sag Harbor. She also taught at RSHM schools in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia. She was a pastoral minister at St. Anthony’s Center, Bronx, NY; Good Shepherd Parish, Ferguson, MO; St. Augustine’s Parish, Larchmont, NY; and St. Anne’s Parish, Flushing, NY.
She was living at Marymount Convent, Tarrytown, NY, at the time of her death.
She is survived by relatives in Ireland and by the members of her RSHM community.
Services at Marymount Convent, 32 Warren Avenue, Tarrytown, NY. Wake Friday, February 28, 2020, 4:00 - 7:30 PM, Vigil Service 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:00 AM. Burial Mount Calvary Cemetery, White Plains. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her name may be made to Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, 50 Wilson Park Drive, Tarrytown, NY, 10591.
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