Sister Paula (Ellen) Carey, OSU died June 8, 2010 at the St. Ursula Center Convent in Blue Point, NY. She was born July 18,1919. She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on August 24, 1938 and professed her final vows six years later. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Fordham University; a diploma in Catechetics from Lumen Vitae in Brussels, Belgium and a Diploma in Liturgy from Liturgical Institute in Carlow, Ireland.
Sr. Paula ministered for many years as a teacher. Her ministry was extensive and included teaching at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY from 1944-1963; Our Lady of Victory in West Haven, CT from 1963-1968; Holy Family High School in Huntington, NY from 1968-1969; St. William the Abbot in Seaford, NY from 1969 to 1984; St. Gregory the Great in Bellerose, NY from 1985-1989, and Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village, NY from 1990-1992.
After retiring from teaching, Sr. Paula ministered as a Pastoral Minister, visiting the sick and homebound parishioners of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Bellerose.
In 2000, after many years of active service, Sr. Paula retired in Blue Point where she continued in a ministry of prayer.
She is survived by her nieces Eileen Connolly, Maura Morgan, & Paula McElroy and many grandnieces and a grandnephew.
Her funeral mass was celebrated June 10th at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, NY followed by internment at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point.