Sister Marie Canice Walsh, R.S.H.M.


Sister Marie Canice Walsh, R.S.H.M., who taught at St. Ignatius Loyola School in Manhattan for seven years, died Sept. 24 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was 101.

Sister Canice was at St. Ignatius Loyola, 1980-1987. She taught at St. Lucy’s School, Manhattan, 1979-1980; Marymount Secondary School, Tarrytown, 1970-1976; and Academy of Sacred Heart of Mary, Manhattan, 1961-1963. Her first assignment was in the sewing room and tea house at Marymount College, Tarrytown, 1948-1952.

She also taught in Rosedale, Queens, Sag Harbor, Brooklyn and Park Terrace, as well as Illinois, Virginia, Italy and Canada. She also worked at several summer camps, including one in Pawling serving disabled children from the archdiocese.

Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, she entered the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary in 1946 and professed final vows in 1953.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 8 in Marymount Convent. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, White Plains.