Sister Marie Paula Holdman, S.C., who taught German for decades at the College of Mount St. Vincent in the Bronx, died Sept. 18 in Dobbs Ferry. She was 101.
She taught seventh-graders at the Academy of Mount St. Vincent, Tuxedo Park, and taught German at the College of Mount St. Vincent. She also served as the director of communications for the Sisters of Charity of New York, and historian and later archivist at the College of Mount St. Vincent.
Born in Astoria, Queens, she entered the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1942 and made final vows in 1948. On Sept. 8, she marked her 80th jubilee of religious life.
She held a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s in English and German, and a doctorate in German language and literature, studying at the College of New Rochelle and CUNY’s Graduate Center.
A Funeral Mass was offered Sept. 23 at St. Mary of the Snow-St. Joseph parish in Saugerties. Burial was in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery there.