Sister Lorraine Gosnell, R.C.D.


Sister Lorraine Gosnell, R.C.D., who served at St. Margaret of Antioch parish in Pearl River, died Aug. 9 at Siena Hall Infirmary of Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 93.

She was at St. Margaret’s, 1970-1980, including as a religious education coordinator and catechist. She was a counselor at Marydell Faith and Life Center in Upper Nyack, 2000-2014.

She also served in New Hampshire and Florida.

Born in Hendersonville, N.C., she entered the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine in 1947 and professed final vows in 1956.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in religious education from Fordham University and a master’s in pastoral counseling from Iona College in New Rochelle.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 12 at St. Ann’s Church in Nyack. Burial was at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont.


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