Sister Ann Bernadette McGoldrick, OP formerly Catherine McGoldrick, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, for the past 76 years, died on August 30, 2013 in St. Martin De Porres Infirmary. Sr. Ann Bernadette was 93 years of age.
Sister Ann Bernadette was born to Thomas McGoldrick and Mary Murphy on February 3, 1920 in New York City. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on August 15,1937 from St. Luke's Parish, Bronx, N.Y. Sr. Ann Bernadette received the Dominican habit on July 5, 1938, professed first vows on August 26, 1939, and final vows on September 7,1942.
Sister held the B.A. in Education from Manhattan College and the M.A. in French from Fordham University, Bronx, New York.
Sr. Ann Bernadette's many years of active ministry were devoted to education at the elementary, high school and college levels. Her ministries included the following: St. Nicholas of Tolentine Elementary School, Bronx, N.Y. 1941-1948; St. Anselm's School, Bronx; 1948-1956; St. Peter's School, Liberty, N.Y., 1956-1958; St. Nicholas of Tolentine High School, Bronx, 1958-1971, and Dominican College, Blauvelt, N.Y., 1971-1997. Sister served the Congregation as Historian, 1999-2004. Due to failing health, Sister Ann Bernadette retired to St. Martin de Porres Infirmary in 2005 where she remained until her death. In addition to her religious congregation, Sister is survived by several cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Sr. Rose Veronica, O.P. of the Blauvelt Congregation.