Sisters of Charity of St. Agatha

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Sister Cecilia Schnieder, dedicated Sister of Charity for 72 years, educator, administrator, acknowledged leader in the field of child welfare, visionary and mentor to many, entered into eternal life on October 4, 2007. After several years in education, Sister Cecilia earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from Catholic University of America and began her life's work of 40 years in the field of child welfare, serving as Administrator at St. Agatha Home in Nanuet and Saint Joseph's Hall in Brooklyn.

This was followed by 22 years at the New York Foundling Hospital as Executive Director, serving New York City's poorest children and families. Sister Cecilia retired in 1988 and continued as a volunteer until 2006. Beloved daughter of the late Mary and Eugene, she is predeceased by her sisters Marie and Ruth Schneider, Margaret Stanley and Evelyn Schneider, SC, her brother-in-law John Stanley and nephew Patrick Stanley. She was the loving aunt to John, Eugene and Marianne Stanley and Margaret, Frank, Jessica and Allison Tagliaferro.

Reposing Monday, October 8th 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Mount Saint Vincent Convent. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Mount Saint Vincent College. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Sisters of Charity Development Fund, Sisters of Charity Center, 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471.



Sister Marion Duggan (formerly known as Sister Raymond), teacher, Sister of Charity for sixty two years and long time resident of Rye died on February 18, 2004.

Survived by loving Sisters of Charity of Seton Hall Convent, many wonderful family members, loyal friends and sharers of the joys of the Holy Spirit.

Funeral Mass was held on Staturday, February 21, 2004 at the Church of the Resurrection, Rye NY. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Rye Brook, NY.



Sr. Dolorita, who had been a groupmother for the High School Girls, was admitted to the hospital on Friday with an abdominal aneurysm and died on Saturday May 8, 2004.

Sr. Dolorita was such a gentle, kind person. The girls always spoke so beautifully about her and she loved them all dearly. Sr. Dolorita would have been 92 in October, 2004.

Fondly, Sr. Rita Meaney



Source: The Rockland County Times, 26 February 1910

"Well Known Sister Passes Away"

"Sister Marguerite died on Thursday at St. Agatha's Home Nanuet as the result of a rheumatic affliction which she suffered sometime recently and finally reached her heart. The funeral is to be held this Saturday morning with appropriate services at the Nanuet Convent.

"Sister Marguerite was born Miss Margaret Creedon and for the past 27 years has been a faithful and efficient worker in the order of the Sisters of Charity holding several prominent positions of responsibility in various Catholic institutions prior to her becoming connected with the Nanuet institution. She was at one time a teacher in old St. Mary's Academy on East Broadway, New York city and later superior of the Sisters of Charity connected with St. Ann's church in Nyack.

"Hers is the fourth death in her family in a little while. First her mother died and her death was followed by that of a brother, the Rev. Father Creedon who was pastor at Ossining, and then the death of her father, as told some time ago.

"Sister Marguerite was a sister of Mrs. John P. Cleary, who together with two other sisters, Mrs. Simon P. Donnelly and Miss Hannah Creedon, and one brother Patrick Creedon, survive her."


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