Written on: April 13, 2023
Growing up, the bustling neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, New York, were home to Sister Dolores Fitzpatrick (Sister Clare Marie).
She met the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart at Blessed Sacrament School and began her life-long journey with them. Dolores served many ministry years as an elementary school teacher in Atlanta, Georgia and Potsdam, New York, among other locales. Often called to the role of principal, she fulfilled that role at Immaculate Conception School in Eden, New York, at St. Jude’s School in Atlanta, Georgia and at St. Norbert’s School in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
At St. Mary’s School in Potsdam, she felt most at home. She loved the city and the students.
When she retired from education, she served as Coordinator for the sisters living at the Motherhouse in Yardley. She presently lives at Holy Redeemer Lafayette where she enjoys time for prayer, leisure and quiet time with her Grey Nun sisters.
At this special time in my life, I wish to express my deep gratitude to God for the gift of my religious vocation. I am grateful to my parents and family members for their continued support over the years. As I consider my Seventy-five Years as a Grey Nun, a panorama of events come to mind. First, of course, were the dozens of fruitful years spent with the young and the very young. What precious memories of innocent faces, first day jitters, and squeals of laughter. I loved it all! All in all, after three quarters of a century as a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart, I remain a proud and grateful member.
“To my Grey Nun congregation, I am deeply appreciative of the many occasions afforded to me for growth, including opportunities for spiritual development and academic training.”
One thought on “Sister Dolores Fitzpatrick- 75th Jubilee”
Dear Sr Delores, it is with joy that I came to the site today and to see you celebrating 75 years, truly a sign of devotion to God and our earthly family. My years at St Mary’s School in Potsdam afforded me to work along side of you and the Grey Nuns, days gone by but never to be forgotten.
My love and thanks for all you taught me in your example.
Carol Fiacco Frego