Sister Mary Caplice died peacefully at the Sister’s retirement community at Andrus on Hudson, New York.
She was born and raised in New York City. She lived in W a s h i n g t o n Heights, and attended Incarnation Elementary School. She then attended Saint Jean Baptiste High School, and graduated in 1953. Sister Mary said, “I had always wanted to be a religious. I chose the Congregation of Notre Dame because I was impressed by the Sisters who taught me, and by the way I saw them get along with each other.” Sister spent nearly 60 years of her life as a CND, and led a life full of accomplishments.
Sister Mary was an educator at heart, not only teaching in the classroom but outside of it as well. She took on many prestigious roles such as Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, Provincial Leader of the Blessed Sacrament Province of the Congregation of Notre Dame, and Assistant Principal of Saint Jean Baptiste High School from 2010-2016. Her expertise and experience left a lasting impact on all whom she encountered.
Sister Mary’s calming personality and warm smile will be missed, not only at the convent and school, but at the reunions. She was proud to be a Jeanite, and she will forever be remembered as a woman…of faith, of academic excellence, of personal strength and courage, for others, and oriented to future.
We ask that you please keep Sister Mary Caplice, CND, and her family in your prayers and thoughts.