EAST PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Ursuline Sister of Tildonk Sara Mooney died on Oct. 12, 2012, at Brookhaven Hospital.
She was born June 4, 1921, in County Monaghan, Ireland. She entered the Ursuline congregation on Nov. 2, 1940, and professed her final vows five years later. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Manhattan College and her master’s degree from St. Rose College.
Sister Sara ministered for many years in New York and Connecticut as a teacher and also was a home health care aide. In the Archdiocese of Hartford, she ministered at Our Lady of Victory in West Haven and at St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hartford from 1957-59 and 1963-65.
In 1998, Sister Sara retired to Blue Point, N.Y., where she continued in a ministry of prayer.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 15 at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, followed by interment in the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters there.
Memorial gifts in Sister Sara’s honor benefiting the Ursuline Sisters Retirement fund may be sent to: Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, 81-15 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432-1308.