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Sr. Mary Alter, RSHM

May 14, 1935 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Sr. Mary Alter, RSHM Obituary

Alter, RSHM, Sister Mary (Sister Peter Anthony)

Sister Mary (Sister Peter Anthony) Alter (88) died Monday, January 22, 2024, at Phelps Memorial Hospital, Sleepy Hollow, NY. Born in Brooklyn, NY, to Louis W. Alter and Catherine McCormack, she had been a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary for 65 years. She was a member of the Marymount Convent Community at the time of her death.

Sister Mary taught at in New York at St. Anne’s, Garden City; Mary’s School, Long Island City; St. Thomas Aquinas, Bronx, and in Barcelona, Spain.

She taught ceramics and weaving at Marymount College and in programs for persons with developmental disabilities.

She was a recreational therapist at Howe Avenue Nursing Home and the New Rochelle Nursing Home, both in New Rochelle, NY, and at Andrus On Hudson in Hastings-On-Hudson, NY. She worked at the retirement homes of the Ursuline Sisters in New Rochelle and the Dominican Sisters of Hope in Newburgh, NY, and with the RSHM at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown.

Sister Mary served on the staff at Cormaria Retreat House, Sag Harbor, NY. She was associated with the Craftskeller at Marymount College and the RSHM Weaving Center in Tarrytown.

Sister Mary is preceded in death by her parents and brother Francis, niece Betty Anne and nephew Bill, Jr. She is survived by her brother William and her sister Sister Alice Alter, RSHM, her nieces Margaret, Marialice, Eileen, Judy, Diane, Cathy, Mary Lou, Maureen and nephews Thomas, Mark, Michael, Johnny and Peter, and by the members of her religious family.   

                                                                     

Services at Marymount Convent, 32 Warren Avenue, Tarrytown, NY. Visiting Monday, January 29, 4:00 - 7:00 pm with Vigil Service 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, January 30,10:30 am. Burial Mount Calvary Cemetery, White Plains.

We invite you to join us for the Vigil Service and Mass at Marymount Convent or by live-stream on our website (www.rshm-east.org), where they will be archived.

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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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 29, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Marymount Convent
32 Warren Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Vigil Service
Monday
January 29, 2024

7:00 PM
Marymount Convent
32 Warren Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
January 30, 2024

10:30 AM
Marymount Convent
32 Warren Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Interment
Tuesday
January 30, 2024

12:00 PM
Mount Calvary Cemetery
575 Hillside Ave.
White Plains, NY 10603

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