SISTER CHRISTINE DENESHA, 1923-2012
Sr. Christine Denesha, OSU
March 3, 1923 – April 5, 2012
Sister Christine Denesha, born Rita, died peacefully at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY on April 5, 2012. She was 89 years old. .
She entered the Ursulines in 1942 and made her first vows in 1944. Christine’s ministry was as an elementary school teacher. She taught at Blessed Sacrament School, New Rochelle in 1943. She went on to teach at the Ursuline Academy on the Grand Concourse, St. Joseph’s School in Middletown, NY and at Our Lady of Mercy School in the Bronx. In 1958 Christine returned to the North Country, where she taught at Notre Dame School in Malone. Besides her love for teaching children, she was known for being faithful in her devotion to visiting the sick in hospitals in the Malone area.
Christine was born on March 3, 1923, to Adeline and Floyd Denesha in Constable, NY. She is survived by her brother, Reverend Everett Denesha, retired priest of the Diocese of Ogdensburg. She is predeceased by her parents, 3 sisters, Madeline, Sister Marie Therese and Sister Marie Paul, and 2 brothers, Martin and Stanley.