NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Sister Louise (Mary Patricia) Synan, of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on June 4, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh at age 83.
Sister Louise taught at St. Bernadette School in New Haven from 1957-60.
Sister Louise professed her final vows in August 1957. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history from the College of the Sacred Heart in Fall River and her Master of Science degree in guidance from Bridgewater State Teachers’ College.
Sister Louise began her ministry as an elementary teacher in Fall River. She then taught at St. Bernadette; then in Plattsburgh, N.Y., from 1960-63. She taught and served as principal and guidance counselor at schools in Fall River and Taunton, Mass., until 1999.
Between 1970-92, Sister Louise also served on the leadership team of the Dominican Sisters and was a representative of her order on the Dominican Academy Alumnae Board. She was secretary for admissions at Coyle & Cassidy High School in Taunton from 2000-03, and personal care and religious lifestyle coordinator for the Dominican Sisters infirmary from 2003-05.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on June 10 in the chapel in the Dominican Center on the campus of Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh.
Donations in Sister Louise’s memory may be made to The Dominican Sisters of Hope, Development Office, 299 North Highland Ave., Ossining, N.Y. 10562-2327.