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Sr. Mary Therese Hannaway

Sr. Mary Therese Hannaway

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Obituary

SISTER MARY THERESE HANNAWAY

was born in The Bronx, NY on August 22, 1932 and passed peacefully at Cabrini Nursing Home (Dobbs Ferry) on March 3, 2021 in her 71st year as a Sister of Charity surrounded at her bedside or virtually by her family. She was predeceased by her immigrant parents from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, Mary (Callaghan) and John Hannaway and by her brother in law James Warde. Sister is survived by her sisters, Sister Bernadette Hannaway O.S.U., Margaret Warde and Anne (John) Walker and by her brother John (Kathy) Hannaway. Also surviving are six nieces and nephews: Marybeth (David) Young, Anne Therese Warde, Susan Warde, John C. (Elizabeth) Hannaway, Matthew Walker and Katherine Walker: and five grand nephews: Connor (Kayla) Young, Liam Young, Declan Young, John R. Hannaway and Hugh Hannaway..

Sister Therese (“Tease”) and her siblings grew up in St. Jerome Parish. After graduating from Cathedral High School in 1948 and after a few years in the business world, she entered the Sisters of Charity of New York in September 1950. After her training as a novice she began her teaching career while earning B.A. and M.A. degrees from the College of Mount St. Vincent and Manhattan College respectively. Sister Therese taught in or was principal of elementary schools throughout the Archdiocese of New York (from Saugerties in Ulster County to Staten Island and almost a score of schools in between) continuously until her reluctant retirement in 2010.

Sister Therese was an outstanding teacher and administrator, both beloved and admired by her students and their parents. She brought great joy to all who met her and gave wise and prayerful counsel to all who leaned on her. Sister Therese delighted in being a Sister to all; and she was the embodiment of Charity. She will be greatly missed.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 12th, 2021 | 8:15am - 9:00am
    When
    Friday, March 12th, 2021 8:15am - 9:00am
    Location
    Flynn Memorial Home - Central Park Ave.
    Address
    1652 Central Park Avenue
    YONKERS, NY 10710
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    Notes
    Due to current restrictions, services will be limited to family and close friends. There is a limit of 35 people in the funeral home at one time.

    Once capacity is reached within the funeral home it will be necessary for guests to wait outside in the parking lot until people leave and it is safe to enter.

    Masks are required in the building at all times and all guests are reminded to practice social distancing at all times.

    The Sisters of Charity thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
  • Service

    Friday, March 12th, 2021 | 9:45am
    When
    Friday, March 12th, 2021 9:45am
    Location
    St. Margaret of Cortona
    Address
    6000 Riverdale AVe.
    BRONX, NY 10471
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  • Interment

    Location
    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    10 W. Stevens Ave.
    HAWTHORNE, NY 10532
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