Sister Dawn Redmond, O.P., of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, who taught at SS. John and Paul School in Larchmont and later at St. Miguel Academy in Newburgh, died Friday Sept. 15 in Wayne, N.J. She was 81.
She taught at SS. John and Paul, 1968-1969, and was a volunteer teacher at San Miguel Academy, 2008-2009.
Most of her career in education was spent at Catholic schools in New Jersey, where she taught and served as principal for more than 40 years.
Her longest tenure was as principal of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Paterson, N.J., 1987-2000.
In recent years, she became a dedicated volunteer in teaching ESL classes to immigrants.
Born in Jersey City, N.J., she entered the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh in 1955 and made final vows in 1960. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh and a master’s in education and reading from the College of New Rochelle. She was formerly known as Sister John Damien.
A Funeral Mass was offered on Sept. 22 at Mount St. Mary Dominican Center in Newburgh. Burial will be in the Dominican Sisters’ Cemetery there.