In Memoriam

Help us remember our Sisters.

In death, we say our ultimate human yes to God. Trusting in God’s power to bring us to the fullness of life, we conclude our earthly life with an act of worship: in the action of death we proclaim God as God, and ourselves as God’s creatures. We are called by God and sent by the community; we go in joy!

- You Are Sent, Constitution of the School Sisters of Notre Dame
Sister Mary Jacquelyn Elly
Sister Jackie always valued community life, even during her many years teaching, she continued to live at the convent at Notre Dame Prep. Jackie retired to prayer and presence first, at the Notre Dame Community, Hampton and then at Villa Assumpta.
Sister Mariella McMillan
Sister Mariella loved people and helping them shine, a student wrote of her "You simply made learning fun which is so important for the development of any child." At her service, Sister Lorraine Burns spoke of Mariella’s 76 years as an SSND ending with words from You Are Sent that Mariella had requested: “In death we say our ultimate human yes to our Creator. Trusting in God’s power to bring us to fullness of life, we see death as an act of worship: in dying we proclaim God, God and ourselves creatures. Although in grief, the community gratefully affirms this . . .”    
Sister Mary Henry Gadsby
In keeping with the loving spirit that Sister Henry fostered in her many years of service, Sister was nominated by the Archdiocese of Newark for the NCEA Distinguished Principal Award. Part of John Street in Secaucus was named for her on Arbor Day in 2001. And in 1998, the Jubilee medal Pro Meritus, recommended by her Pastor, was given to her by the Archdiocese of Newark, for distinguished service in school and parish.