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Sister Grace Margaret, O.P. a Dominican Sister for 64 years, died peacefully at St. Catherine Convent and Health Care facility on January 16. A native of Jersey City, Sister entered the Congregation in 1948.
Sister Grace Margaret was a gifted elementary school teacher for most of those years, ministering in a number of parish schools in the Archdiocese of Newark including St. Ann’s in Newark, St. Mary’s, Rahway, Our Lady of the Lake, Verona and St. Aloysius, Caldwell, as well as at Blessed Sacrament School in Bridgeport, CT. She also served as principal of St. John’s School, Jersey City, from 1989-95. She was a resident of St. Catherine’s Convent, Cedar Grove from 2007, retiring to St. Catherine Convent in Caldwell in 2010.
Sister is survived by two brothers, Daniel and James Haggart. Her quiet and genial demeanor will be missed by them as well as by her sisters at St. Catherine’s and her many friends.