Age 81

Sister Anna’s sheer joy in living and quiet faithfulness to her commitment to Mercy made her a welcoming presence wherever she went.

Born in New York City, she first encountered the Sisters of Mercy at the former St. Cecilia School and Cathedral High School, both in Manhattan. Following graduation from Cathedral High School, Anna entered the New York Providence of the Sisters of Mercy in September 1960 in Dobbs Ferry, New York and taught for one year at her alma mater, St. Cecilia’s.

She received master degrees in French from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and in theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntingdon, New York. Anna taught French and religion for years at the high school level at Our Lady of Victory in Dobbs Ferry, New York, St. Simon Stock and Cardinal Spellman, both in the Bronx.

Firmly rooted in her motto, “Faith and Love,” Anna found inner strength in the midst of risks, demands and hardships of life. Through the years Anna was always a very engaged member of the community, whether as a committee member, as a member of the Mercy Formation Team or as an initiator and participant in many prayer groups. Anna enjoyed music, especially singing in Transfiguration Church choir as well as attending Broadway shows and events.

In 2017, Anna’s health declined. She needed specialized medication and care. It became necessary for her to move from New York for the skilled care available at McAuley Convent in Merion, Pennsylvania.