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Sr. Josephine Nolan OCD

Friday, April 25, 2008
3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Carmelite Monastery
89 Hiddenbrooke Drive
Beacon, NY 12508

Saturday, April 26, 2008
10:00 AM
Carmelite Monastery
89 Hiddenbrooke Dr.
Beacon, NY 12508

Sr. Josephine Nolan, OCD

Sr. Josephine Nolan, OCD, of the Carmelite Monastery in Beacon, New York, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh. She was 87 years old.

Sr. Josephine of the Incarnation (Nolan) was born July 22, 1920 in Banagher, County Offaly, Ireland, the daughter of Denis and Annie Geraghty Nolan. Sister grew up in the Bronx and entered the Carmelite Monastery there in 1954.

A graduate of the Columbia-Presbyterian School of Nursing, Sister Josephine worked as a nurse for a number of years before she entered Carmel. Sister was prioress of the community in Bronx, New York for several years, but spent much of her life caring for the physical well-being of the sisters.

In 1982, the community relocated to the City of Beacon and in 2000 united with the Carmelite Communities of Saranac Lake, NY, and Barre, VT, to form the Carmel of the Incarnation. Sister celebrated her golden jubilee of profession in Beacon on July 16, 2005.

Sister Josephine is survived by her brother-in-law, Tom Cleary, New York City, and several nieces and nephews in New York, Illinois, and Texas and many cousins in Ireland, Scotland, and Canada.

Friends may call at the Carmelite Monastery, 89 Hiddenbrooke Drive, Beacon, on Friday, April 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a wake service at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at the Carmelite Monastery.

Burial will follow in Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Halvey Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Willow Street, Beacon. To send a personal condolence, please visit


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