Sister Catherine James Hanley, teacher


Sister Catherine James Hanley of the Dominican Sisters of Hope in Ossining, N.Y., who taught at schools in the Camden Diocese, died Jan. 29 in Caldwell, N.J. She was 84.

Born in Jersey City, Sister Catherine James began her education ministry in 1947 in Mount Vernon, N.Y. In 1949, she moved to Lindenwold, where she taught at St. Lawrence School until 1952, and then at St. Rose of Lima School, Haddon Heights, until 1958. She taught English at Gloucester Catholic High School in Gloucester City, from 1958-60.

She taught at other schools in New Jersey and New York, and in 2001 she retired to Florida and remained there, until returning to New York in 2005.

Sister Catherine James is survived by her sister-in-law, Diane Hanley; three nieces; and a nephew. She is predeceased by her parents; her sister Catherine Rose; her sister, Sr. Janet Hanley, OP; and her brother, James Patrick Hanley.

A Mass of the Resurrection is to be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 3, in the Chapel of Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y. Burial at the Dominican Sisters cemetery, Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters of Hope Development Office, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.