Sister Kathleen Gilmartin, S.C.


Sister Kathleen Gilmartin, S.C., who served at Grace Institute in Manhattan for 26 years, died Aug. 30 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 97.

Sister Kathleen was at Grace Institute as a teacher, 1977-1998, and then as a volunteer, 1998-2003. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center and Mary Manning Walsh Home, both Manhattan, 2003-2005, and a school secretary at St. Ignatius Loyola, Manhattan, 1973-1977.

She taught at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Manhattan, 1971-1972; Immaculate Conception, Stony Point, 1970-1971; St. Joseph Academy, Manhattan, 1966-1970; and Visitation, the Bronx, 1963-1966. She also served in Brooklyn.

Born on Staten Island, she entered the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1955 and professed final vows in 1963. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Mount St. Vincent, the Bronx, and a master’s in elementary education from Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

Her sister, Theresa Dicks, survives her.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 7 in St. Margaret of Cortona Church, the Bronx. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Yonkers.