Sr. Mary Carmel Ruth turns 100!
On January 18, 2017, Sr. Carmel Ruth turned 100 years old. Sr. Mary Carmel Ruth was born in Waterford, Ireland to Annie and Michael Ruth. She entered the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk in 1940 and has devoted her entire life to education and serving God’s people. Sr. Carmel began her career in 1943 as a teacher at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mother in Ozone Park, NY where she served until 1948. She later taught at St. Thomas the Apostle in Hartford CT, Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach NY, Our Lady of the Star in Stamford CT and again at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach from 1973-1978. In 2003, Sr. Carmel retired from teaching and moved to Blue Point to live full time.
Sr. Carmel’s birthday celebration included visits from family and friends from near and far.
Update: Sr. Carmel passed away on March 13, 2017.