SISTER MIRIAM THOMAS MAGEE, O.P. formerly Mary Magee, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, for the past 79 years, died on October 31, 2012 in St. Martin de Porres, Infirmary, Sister was 99 years of age.
Sr. Miriam Thomas was born to Thomas Joseph Magee and Bridget McCarron Magee on March 9, 1913 in Belfast, Northern, Ireland, She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on August 15, 1933 from the parish of St. Luke, Bronx, New York. She received the Dominican habit on March 8, 1934, professed her first vows on March 9, 1935 and her perpetual vows on April 23, 1938.
Sr. Miriam Thomas held the B.S. in Education from Fordham University, Sister's many years of active ministry were devoted to the education of youth as principal and teacher. She taught in the following schools: St. Pius, Bronx, 1933-1934; 1941-1946; St. Mary's, Bronx, 1936-1941; Our Saviour's, Bronx, 1946-1952, 1966-1967; St. Benedict's, Bronx, 1952-1958 and St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Bronx, 1958-1960. Sister was Principal of St. Peter's School, Liberty, NY. 1960-1966 and was a teacher in Our Lady of Sacred Heart School, Tappan, NY. 1967-1971. Sister ministered as Secretary in St. Dominic's Home, Blauvelt, NY 1971-1975; 1989-1993 and Father Lopez High School, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1979-1989. Sister served the congregation as a secretarial assistant in the Development Office, 1993-1998. From 1998 - 2004 Sister performed supportive services at St. Dominic Convent prior to retiring to Marian Woods in 2004, Due to ill health, Sister returned to the St. Martin de Porres Infirmary in 2005 where she remained until her death. In addition to her religions congregation, Sr. Miriam Thomas is survived by several nephews and a niece, She was predeceased by her sisters Bridget Gorman, Kathleen Doherty, and Mina Russell as well as her brothers William, Charles, James and Thomas Magee.