Sister Marie Aimee Hurley, CSJ
Sister Marie Aimée Hurley, CSJ, 88, died Sunday, February 11, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham. Sister Marie had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 71 years.
Sister Marie Aimée was born Margaret Frances Hurley on March 24, 1918 in Troy, NY, daughter of the late James and Margaret O’Brien Hurley. After graduating from CatholicCentralHigh School, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1936. Sister Marie received a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in special education, both from The College of Saint Rose. In addition, she pursued post-graduate studies in special education from CardinalStritchCollege in Milwaukee, WI. For 45 years, Sister Marie Aimée taught elementary and special education in schools in the Syracuse and Albany Dioceses, including St. Augustine’s, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph’s and St. Patrick’s in Troy; St. Paul’s, Mechanicville, and the Newtonville School for the Disabled. Also, Sister Marie was a parish minister at St. Paul-Assumption Church, Mechanicville and an inservice worker at St. Joseph’s Provincial House.
Sister Marie Aimée was an insightful, empathetic and effective educator. Her belief that little steps in learning go a long way and her never-ending efforts to ensure that her students reach their maximum potential enabled Sister Marie Aimée to create a welcome and creative classroom environment. For her special G-B Ladies at the Provincial House, Sister Marie Aimée was a wonderful role model in reinforcing life skills and faith-based values. In her years as a parish minister, she reflected Christ’s compassion, kindness and respect in partnership with the people.
Sister Marie Aimée is survived by her dearly loved sister-in-law, Jacqulyn Hurley; her nieces, Donna Bourgeois and Maureen Kingery; her nephews, Timothy Hurley and William, Richard, Kevin and Brian Cummings and their families; many friends and the Sisters of St. Joseph. In addition to her parents, Sister Marie was predeceased by her beloved brother and sister, J. Donald Hurley, and Madeline Cummings, and by many friends in the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Sister Marie Aimée’s funeral Liturgy was held Wednesday, February 14,from the chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of VirginsCemetery on the Provincial House grounds
Contributions in Sister Marie Aimée’s memory may be made to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY12110.