Sister Adele Myers, O.P.


Sister Adele Myers, O.P., a longtime teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, died Nov. 7 in Siena Hall, Sparkkill. She was 90.

She taught at St. Thomas Aquinas College, from 1962 until 2000. During part of that same time period she also managed Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, 1976-1991. She was artist in residence at Dominican Convent, 1986-2013.

She taught part time at Thorpe Village, a housing community for the elderly.

She received many honors and awards for her artwork. She won the Fra Angelico Award in 2004 from the Dominican Institute for the Arts, its highest honor. She was the first chair of the County Art in Public Places Committee, and was twice awarded the County Executive Arts Award for Outstanding Visual Artist.

She taught at Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, 1961-1962; Msgr. Scanlan, the Bronx, 1956-1960; Our Lady of Grace, the Bronx, 1955-1956; St. Rose of Lima, Manhattan, 1953-1955; St. Agnes Home, Sparkill, 1951-1953; and Cardinal McCloskey Home, White Plains, 1946-1951.

Born in Brooklyn she entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in 1944 and professed final vows in 1951. She was formerly known as Sister Ann Edward.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Fordham University and a master’s degree in painting from Villa Schifanoia, Italy.

Among her survivors is her niece, Sister Mariane Fahlman, O.P., of Detroit.

A Funeral Mass was offered Nov. 11 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel at Sparkill. Burial was in St. Agnes Cemetery, Sparkill.