Sister Ann Marie Colvin, O.P., formerly Sr. Bernarda, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, N.Y., for the past sixty years, died on April 16, 2011 in Saint Martin de Porres Infirmary. Sister was 78 years of age.
Sr. Ann Marie was born to Arthur Colvin and Anna Sullivan on July 7, 1932 in East Providence, Rhode Island. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on September 8, 1950 from St. Raymond’s Parish, Providence, Rhode Island. Sr. Ann Marie received the Dominican habit on September 5, 1951, professed first vows September 6, 1952, and final vows on September 6, 1955.
Sister held the B.A. in History from Fordham University, New York City.
Sister’s many years of active ministry were devoted to the care and education of youth. She served the Congregation in the Diet Kitchen, St. Dominic’s Convent, 1952-1954 and as Food Service Supervisor, 1961-1965. In addition, Sr Ann Marie ministered at Catholic Center, NYC, 1954-1961; Lavelle School for the Blind, Bronx, N.Y., 1965-1978; St. Raymond’s School, Providence, Rhode Island, 1978-1979; St. Mary Star of the Sea School, City Island, 1979-1985; Christ the King School, Yonkers, N.Y., 1985-2002 and Assumption Academy, Emerson, N. J., 2002-2005. Due to ill health, Sister retired from active ministry in 2005. Sister was a member of the St. Dominic’s local community. In addition to her religious congregation, Sr. Ann Marie is survived by her sisters, Joan Russell of Irving Texas and Carol Peace of Whitney Texas, as well as her brother, Eugene Colvin, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and several nieces and nephews.