Sister Elizabeth Fortune, P.B.V.M.


Sister Elizabeth Fortune, P.B.V.M., who served as secretary and bookkeeper for the Capuchin Friars Development Office at St. John the Baptist in Manhattan for 25 years, died Nov. 10 at Mount St. Joseph in New Windsor. She was 87.

Sister Elizabeth was at St. John the Baptist, 1989-2014. She was bursar at St. Michael’s High School, Manhattan, 1976-1987; and she taught at St. John’s, Goshen, 1970-1975; St. Mary’s, Kingston, 1962-1967 and 1969-1970; Our Lady of Solace, the Bronx, 1961-1962; and Holy Rosary, the Bronx, 1956-1960. She also served in New Jersey.

Born in New York City, she entered the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1953 and professed final vows in 1959.

The graduate of St. Michael’s High School in Manhattan earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Fordham University, the Bronx.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 16 at Mount St. Joseph. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, New Windsor.