Sister Catherine Daly, OP

Sister Catherine Daly, OP (formerly known as Sister Colleen) died peacefully at St. Catherine Convent and Healthcare Center in Caldwell on August 8, 2016.  Born in Jersey City, Sr. Cathy was blessed with a loving Irish family who nurtured her zest for life and Catholic faith that led her to follow her Dominican vocation.  During her 63 years of Ministry, Sr. Cathy became an outstanding teacher at every level of education. Her work with students was successful and enjoyable due to her personal gifts of humor, intelligence and encouragement that aided in their mastery of the difficult subject, Chemistry. In the sixties Sr. Cathy responded to the needs of the poor and moved from the classroom to leadership positions in Catholic Social Ministry. Her vision, leadership skills, intelligence and charisma gave her a new surge of energy in the roles she assumed that included Division Director of the Pastoral and Social Ministry of Catholic Community Services, Director of Coalition Six, Housing for the Elderly, and Board of Trustees Member of several Institutions.  Sr. Cathy engaged others in service to the needy as her skills in leadership, managerial style and charisma provided inspiration to all associated with the charitable work of the Church Mission to care for the poor of the world.

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