SISTER LOYOLA BARTNETT, O.P., formerly Sister Leonie, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York for the past 70 years died on February 3, 2014 in Nyack Hospital. Sister Loyola was 86 years of age.
Sister Loyola was born to Julia McCabe and William Bartnett on February 18, 1927, in the Bronx, New York. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on September 9, 1944 from Our Saviour Parish, Bronx, NY. Sister received the Dominican habit on July 5, 1945, professed her first vow on July 6, 1946, and her final vows on July 6, 1949. Sister held the BS in Education from Fordham University and the MA in History from Hunter College.
Sister's many years of active ministry were devoted to the education of youth. Sister taught at Holy Cross. Manhattan, 1947-1954; SS Philip & James, Bronx, 1954-57; St. Joseph, Milbrook, NY 1957-62; Our Saviour, Bronx, 1962-67; St. Raymond, Providence, RI, 1967-70; St. Margaret, Pearl River, 1970-72; St. Dominic, Blauvelt, 1972-73. Sister served as principal at St. Catherine's School, Blauvelt, NY, 1973-1981 and Our Lady of the Assumption 1983-1994. She taught at St. Anselm, Bronx, 1981-1983 and served there as librarian, 2000-2001; Assumption Academy J teacher, Emerson, NJ 1994-1997; St. Mary Star of the Sea , Secretary 2001-2006; Our Lady of Victory Academy , Dobbs Ferry, tutor, 2006-2011; Cabrini Immigration Services, Dobbs Ferry, ESL tutor 2011-2013. Sister served as Administrator at St. Dominic's Convent, 1997-2000. Sister retired from active ministry in 2013. In addition to her religious congregation, Sr. Loyola is survived by her niece Mary Ayoub, her nephews John Bartnett, Martin Bartnett and his wife Nancy and her cousin, Sr. Miriam Anne Brennan, sc. Sister was predeceased by her brother William J. Bartnett, JR.