Sister Mary Gilbert Frey, OP
SISTER MARY GILBERT FREY, OP
Sister Mary Gilbert Frey died peacefully at St. Catherine’s Convent and Healthcare Center on Tuesday evening, February 3 following a prolonged illness. One of our last sisters to be born in Ohio, Sister Gilbert always remained true to her “western” roots. Throughout her 64 years as a Caldwell Dominican, she touched many lives, especially in the elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark. With a degree in education from Caldwell College Sister was sometimes perceived as a “boys’ teacher ‘(perhaps due to her sports prowess),and had special success in convincing boys that they really could excel in school.
An avid softball player herself, she had once been selected as a member of the Rabestos League, a multi-istate league of semi-pro women players. She retired to St. Catherine’s in 2005. Among those who knew her well, her sense of humor and her Ohio accent will be greatly missed.