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Obituary for Sr. Alice Moran, OSU

Sister Alice Moran, OSU, an Ursuline of the Roman Union, died peacefully on October 23, 2021 at Andrus on Hudson.  Born in New York in 1931, Alice was the daughter of Catherine and Edward Moran.  Sr. Alice received her early education in the Bronx and graduated from the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula. She, then, after completing her Novitiate training, received a BA and a MA in English. She was known as Mother Mary Columba.

Alice’s entire life was one of service to others whether it was in the classroom, or Principal, Spiritual Director, retreat director. She was a faculty member at the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula, The Ursuline School,  Principal of Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, DE. and taught at several Parochial Schools including St. Angela’s, St. Philip Neri, Our Lady of Mercy, St. Jerome’s, all in the Bronx, and Corpus Christi in Jennings, MO.

Sr. Alice served the Diocese of Ogdensburg, NY for many years as a Spiritual Director and as a board member of Bishop Brzana’s Pastoral Council and the Formation for Ministry.

Within the community Alice served as the Superior of the North Ave. and St. Jerome’s communities.  As Director of Novices and instructor in the inter-community Novitiate Program, Alice worked with young women who were entering Religious Life. Alice was a member of the Provincial Council and the Board of Ursuline Associates.

Alice was a true daughter of Ireland and always had a smile that could light up a room.  She was exceptionally close to her Irish cousins.  She is the last of her immediate family having been predeceased by her parents, Catherine and Edward.

Funeral arrangements include: a wake on Thursday, October 28, from 3-5 with a prayer service at 4:OO. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October, 29th at 10:30.  All will be held at the Ursuline Province Center, 1338 North Ave., New Rochelle.  Donations in memory of Sr. Alice may be made to the Ursuline Sisters retirement fund at the above address.

Lloyd Maxcy Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.