Sister Therese Marie Lucassen, O.S.F., who was born in the Bronx, died Dec. 10 at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany. She was 92.
Sister Therese Marie taught in upstate Averill Park, Catskill and Niagara Falls and in New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina.
Born in the Bronx, she entered the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany in 1954 and professed final vows in 1962.
A graduate of Cathedral High School in Manhattan, she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from St. Elizabeth Teacher College, Allegany, and a master’s in education administration from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.
A Funeral Mass was offered Dec. 14 in the chapel of St. Elizabeth Motherhouse. Burial was in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.