Sister Emily McIver, M.M.


Sister Emily McIver, M.M., who taught and was principal at schools in Hawaii and in the Marshall Islands, died Feb. 6 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. She was 89. She first taught in Maryknoll schools in Hawaii in the 1940s and 1950s and then returned from 1964 to 1971, when she taught at a Maryknoll high school in Honolulu. Then she moved to Majuro in the Marshall Islands where she was principal and teacher at a high school, 1972-1977. She was principal of an elementary school in Ebeye before returning to Majuro to serve in a teacher training program, 1982-1988. She later did pastoral work and research in Hawaii until her retirement in 1994. She also taught briefly at St. Anthony's School in the Bronx in 1953 while studying at Fordham University. She had resided at Maryknoll in Ossining since 2003. Born in New York City, she entered the Maryknoll Sisters in 1935 and made final vows in 1941. She held a bachelor's degree in education from Maryknoll College and a master's in education from St. Louis University. A Funeral Mass was offered Feb. 9 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. Burial was in the sisters' cemetery.


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