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Sister Julia Dennehy, OSU,  “Mother Daniel Joseph”

Sister Julia Dennehy, OSU, “Mother Daniel Joseph”

NEW ROCHELLE, Sister Julia Dennehy, OSU, also known as Mother Daniel Joseph, beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully Jan. 17th at Andrus, Hastings on Hudson, NY.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of Hannah Morrissey Dennehy and Philip Dennehy. Sister Julia entered the Ursuline Order in Beacon, NY in 1946 and professed her vows in January 1949.
Sister Julia is predeceased by her parents and brothers Daniel, Edward and Philip. She is survived by her loving Ursuline Community, her devoted sister-in-law Mona Dennehy, nieces and nephews Sheila Conneely, Diane O’Hare, Maura Gair, Daniel Dennehy, Philip Dennehy and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Sister Julia earned a BA in Latin from the College of New Rochelle and an MA in Classics from Fordham University. She served as a teacher at Our Lady of Mercy and the Academy of Mount St. Ursula both in the Bronx. In the early 60s Sister Julia responded to a call for missionaries to Greece where her teaching and administrative skills were used at the Ursuline Greek High School, Psychico, and in the establishment of the Greek American School, Amaroussion.
On her return from Greece, Sister taught at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula and later became Principal of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Pelham, NY.
In addition, Sister Julia’s gifts were used in various administrative roles within in the Ursuline Community. Her broad experience and language skills made her a valuable asset at the Ursuline Generalate in Rome where she served for many years.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 21st from 3:00 – 5:00pm at the Ursuline Province Center, 1338 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY, 10804. There will be a prayer service at 4:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, January 22nd at 10:15 am in the Ursuline Province Chapel followed by burial at St. Raymond’s Cemetery.
Donations in Sr. Julia’s name may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund at the North Ave address.

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