Sister Bernadette Hannaway, OSU (aka Catherine Bernadette), died peacefully on August 12, 2023, at Andrus on Hudson, Hastings on Hudson, NY. Born in New York in 1935, she was the daughter of Mary Callaghan and John Hannaway.
Bernadette received her early education in the Bronx and then graduated from the College of New Rochelle, Catholic University, and Manhattan College. She was a dedicated educator for her entire life, being on the faculty of Blessed Sacrament, St. Angela’s, Ursuline School, St. Joseph’s, Malone. She served as District Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York, Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Rockville Center, Administrator of the Mount Saint Ursula Speech Center, Director of Religious
Education, and Pastoral Associate at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, City Island.
She served on several Boards, including the Academy of Mount Saint Ursula, Mount Saint Ursula Speech Center, Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, DE, and College of New Rochelle. Within the Ursuline community, Bernadette was a member of the Board of Directors of the Marian Residence, Assistant Provincial and Director of Planning and Education for the Ursuline Province, and Provincial Secretary. She held various positions within the Archdiocese of New York.
Bernadette is predeceased by her parents, Mary and John, and her sisters, Sr. Therese, SC, and Margaret Wade. She is survived by her brother, John, and his wife, sister, Anne Walker, and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be August 17, from 3-5 PM, with a prayer service at 4:15. Funeral Liturgy will be Friday, August 18, 2023, at 10:30 AM. All services will be held at the Ursuline Province Center, 1338 North Ave, New
The funeral liturgy video is available at: Funeral Liturgy of Sr. Bernadette Hannaway, OSU
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Gifts in memory of Sr. Bernadette may be sent to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund at the above address. Lloyd Maxcy and Sons is in charge of arrangements.
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