Sr. Suzanne Laughlin

May 4, 1938July 8, 2019

Sister Suzanne Laughlin OP of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on July 8, 2919 at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. She was 81 years old.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 4, 1938, Suzanne Marie was the daughter of Oliver and Catherine Hickey Laughlin. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1956 and received the name Sister James Catherine. She professed her first vows in 1958 and her final vows in 1963.

Sister Suzanne received her BA in English from St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY, 1961.

Sister Suzanne taught in the following schools in the New York; Rockville Centre and Syracuse Dioceses: St. Rose of Lima, NYC (1958-1961); Holy Family, Hicksville, NY (1961-1962); St. Mary, Fulton, NY (1962-1964). Sister Suzanne returned to St. Louis and taught at St. Elizabeth, Crestwood, MO (1964-1970); St. James, St. Louis, MO (1970—1980, teacher, 1980-1995, principal); St. Gerard Majella, Kirkwood, MO (1995-1996); St. Cecilia School (1996-2001, principal). From 2001-2012, Sister Suzanne served at St. Alexius Hospital in Volunteer Management in Recreation Therapy. She has resided in Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY since July 2017.

Sister Suzanne was predeceased by her parents, Oliver and Catherine Hickey Laughlin and her brothers Jim, Bill and Michael. She is survived by her siblings, Kathleen, Mary, Margaret, Patricia, Ann Marie, Robert, Maureen, John, and Colleen, their spouses, and her 28 nieces and nephews and 44 great nieces and great nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dominican Convent, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention –Sister Mary Murray, President.


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