Sister Constance Brennan, S.C.


Sister Constance Brennan, S.C., who served as a teacher and director of religious education in the archdiocese, died Sept. 26 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 84.

Sister Constance served at Visitation School and parish, the Bronx, 1992-2015, as a teacher and director of religious education.

She also taught at St. Joseph, Yonkers, 1979-1992, where she also was director of religious education; St. Gabriel High School, New Rochelle, 1972-1979; College of Mount St. Vincent, the Bronx, 1969-1972; Academy of Mount St. Vincent, Tuxedo Park, 1964-1969; St. Joseph Academy, Manhattan, 1962-1964; and Our Lady of Angels, the Bronx, 1959-1962.

In 2011, she was honored by the archdiocesan Catechetical Office for her decades of commitment to catechetical ministry.

She was congregation archivist at the Sisters of Charity Center, the Bronx, 2007-2015.

Born in Brooklyn, she entered the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1956 and professed final vows in 1964.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Mount St. Vincent, the Bronx, and master’s degrees in library science from Columbia University, Manhattan, and religious studies from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 2 at St. Margaret of Cortona Church, the Bronx. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Yonkers.


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