Sister Lucy Sabatini, O.S.F., of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, who served as administrator of Nazareth Nursery in Manhattan for 32 years, died Aug. 9 at The Wartburg Skilled Care Facility in Mount Vernon. She was 91.
Sister Lucy served at Nazareth Nursery, 1981-2013.
She was principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Poughkeepsie, 1975-1981, and St. Catharine, Pelham, 1971-1975. She taught at St. Clare Academy, Hastings-on-Hudson, 1965-1971 and 1949-1950; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pelham Manor, 1964-1965; St. Aloysius, Staten Island, 1957-1961; and Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe, 1950-1957.
She also served as director of the archdiocese’s Good Shepherd Program for Young Children.
Born in Vasto, Italy, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Hastings-on-Hudson in 1948 and professed final vows in 1953.
Her brother, Nicholas Sabatini, survives her.
A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a future date. Burial will also take place at a later date at Mount Loretto, Staten Island.