Sister Helen Eugene McNally, CSJ
Sister Helen Eugene McNally, CSJ, 94, died Saturday, December 29, 2012, at St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, NY. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 76 years.
Sister Helen was a woman of faith, determination and purpose. Fiercely proud of her Irish heritage, her quick-witted, no-nonsense approach to life placed her in good stead whether she was teaching young people, visiting hospital patients or tutoring prisoners. Sister Helen's active life of ministry, prayer and community enabled her to touch many lives as a Sister of St. Joseph. She leaves a lasting legacy of strength, service, loyalty and perseverance.
Sister Helen is survived by her niece, Elaine McNally, her nephews, Leo, Stephen, John and Eugene McNally; nine grandnieces and grandnephews; several dear friends; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. In addition to her parents, Sister Helen was predeceased by four brothers: Edward, Brian, Kevin (Rev. Kevin, SSC), and Leo; four sisters: Sister Kathleen, SSL, Sister Mary Natalie, SSL, Eileen and Irene; and many dear friends in the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Sister Helen Eugene's funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, January 3, in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, with Most Rev. Harry J. Flynn, Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Paul-Minneapolis, officiating. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery on the Provincial House grounds. Contributions in Sister Helen's memory may be made to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.