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Sr. Mary Rose Murray

May 2, 1931 ~ August 10, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

Sr. Mary Rose Murray, SU, 90, died peacefully at ArchCare Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck, NY on August 10, 2021. She was born Anne Bernadette Murray, May 2, 1931, in the Bronx, NY to the late Rose and Joseph Murray. Sr. Mary Rose entered the Sisters of St. Ursula in Kingston, NY, on September 7, 1952, professed her first vows on January 13, 1955 and made final vows on January 23, 1960.

Sr. Mary Rose graduated from Cathedral High School, New York City, received her BA in French from Manhattanville College, NY, and MA in theology from Providence College. Sr. Mary Rose was on the faculty at St. Augustine Elementary School in Providence, RI and subsequently was Principal there. She taught in the elementary school and was a member of the French Department at the Academy of St. Ursula in Kingston, NY. She also taught Religious Studies and served as librarian at Notre Dame School in New York City. She was a teacher and Principal of John A Coleman Catholic High School in Kingston. After retiring from her work in schools, Sr. Mary Rose was a compassionate parish minister at St. Joseph in Kingston and at St. Mary’s in Wilmington, NC.

She was predeceased by her parents, Rose & Joseph Murray, her sisters, Rosaleen Sage and Mary M. Houlihan, and three brothers, Msgr. James J Murray, John T. Murray and Patrick Murray. In addition to her religious family, the Sisters of St. Ursula, Sr. Mary Rose is survived by a large, loving extended family and the many friends she made everywhere she served, including her final years in skilled nursing facilities.

We are grateful for the attentive care she received at Thompson House, Rhinebeck, NY, Braemar Living Facility, Middletown, NY and ArchCare Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck, NY.

A memorial hour will be held at Linwood Chapel, Rhinebeck, NY on Saturday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sr. Mary Rose may be made to the Sisters of St. Ursula, 50 Linwood Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

 

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Services

Memorial Hours
Saturday
August 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Linwood Spiritual Center
50 Linwood Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Memorial Mass
Saturday
August 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Linwood Spiritual Center
50 Linwood Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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