In Memoriam - Sister M. Timothy Cunningham, OP

Sister M. Timothy Cunningham, O.P. formerly Anna Cunningham, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic Blauvelt, N.Y. for the past 67 years died on April 11, 2013 in St. Martin de Porres Infirmary.


Sister Timothy was born to John Cunningham and Anne Malloy Cunningham on November 11, 1925 in the Bronx, New York. She entered the Sisters of St, Dominic, Blauvelt, NY on September 12, 1946, received the Dominican habit on September 2; 1947, professed her first vows on September 3, 1948, and her final vows on September 5, 1951.

Sister held the BS. in Education from Dominican College, Blauvelt, NY and the Ed. M. in Gerontology from Teachers College, NY.

Sister's many years of active ministry were devoted to education health care, and administration, She ministered in the following schools and health facilities: Immaculate Conception, Amenia, 1949-1952; St. Luke's Bronx, NY, 1952-1953; St. Theresa's, Jamaica, West Indies, 1953-1956; Our Lady of the Assumption, Bronx, 1956-1961; Sacred Heart, Jamaica, West Indies, Principal 1961-1967; St. Elizabeth's, Jamaica, West Indies, Principal 1967-1969; Supervisor St, Dominic's Infirmary, 1969-1970; Brooklyn Methodist Hospital 1987-1988; Chaplain at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, 1988-1990, and Administrator St. Dominic Convent Infirmary, 1990-1995. ​ Sister Timothy served the Congregation as Retirement Directress and Community Board. Member, 1972-1975; Retirement Directress and Assistant to the Superior General, 1975-1979; Superior General of the Congregation, 1979-1987 and Administrative Assistant in the Finance Office of St. Dominic's Convent, 1995 until the time of her illness. ​ In addition to her religious congregation, Sr. Timothy is survived by her nephew Stephen Eble, She was predeceased by her sister Mary Eble and her brother John Cunningham.

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