Sister Caroline Fahey, CSJ
Sister Caroline Fahey, CSJ, 90, died on Friday, November 17 at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. Sister Caroline had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 70 years.
Sister Caroline was born Frances Norene Fahey on May 25, 1916 in Syracuse, NY, daughter of the late George and Nora Byrne Fahey. She graduated from MostHolyRosaryHigh School in Syracuse and entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1936. Sister Caroline received a bachelor’s degree in education from The College of Saint Rose and a master’s degree in education from MountSt. JosephCollege. For 51 years, she taught the elementary grades in schools in the Syracuse and Albany Dioceses. In her retirement years, Sister Caroline volunteered her services in St. Ann’s Parish and Community GeneralHospital, both in Syracuse.
Sister Caroline was devoted to her family, to her religious community and to her students. An excellent and dedicated teacher, she succeeded in integrating faith and learning, and in equipping hundreds of children with the skills needed to use their gifts to benefit the world. To family, friends and the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sister Caroline was known for her spirit of graciousness that extended a welcome to all.
Sister Caroline is survived by her beloved sisters: Lillian Alexander and Beatrice Hartnett (her twin); by several nieces and nephews and their families; and by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. She was predeceased by her sisters, Margaret Ray and Dorothy Smith, and by many dear friends in the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Sister Caroline’s funeral Liturgy was held Monday, November 20, 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 Caroline’s memory may be made to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY12110.