Sr. Mary Shea, O.S.U.
August 2, 1943 – September 29, 2014
Sister Mary Shea died unexpectedly on Monday, September 29, 2014. She was 71 years old. Mary was currently working at The Ursuline School Testing Center from 2012. Prior to that, in 2011 to 2012, she was a substitute teacher for the New Rochelle Board of Education. Her prior ministry had been in parish work. From 1986 to 2007 she was Parish Associate at St. Mary Parish in the Bronx, where she was dearly loved.
She next served as Director of Education at St. Barnabas Parish in the Bronx from 2007 to 2010, and then at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in the Bronx for 1 year. In her early years as an Ursuline, she was a successful and much appreciated teacher at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula from 1971 to 1986.
She has served on the Board of Trustees at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, first in 1987 to 1990, and currently served from 2007, going into her second term in 2010. Mary earned a BA in Classics from the College of New Rochelle in 1964, and an MA in Comparative Literature from the Catholic University of America in 1971.
Mary was born in the Bronx on August 2, 1943 to Delia Reilly and Peter Shea. Both her parents are deceased, as is her only brother John. The wake will be held at the Ursuline Province Center, 1338 North Ave., New Rochelle, on Thursday, October 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, Oct 3, at 10 a.m. at the Province Center Chapel. In place of flowers, gifts may be made to the Ursuline Retirement Fund at Ursuline Provincialate, 1338 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804.