Sister Agnes Kelleher, O.S.U.


Sister Agnes Kelleher, O.S.U., who taught at schools in New York and Delaware and served the poor and marginalized in the United States and Africa, died April 4 at Andrus on Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson. She was 103.

Sister Agnes taught at St. Joseph School, Middletown, for three years ending in 1950, and returning in 1974-1975. She also taught in the Bronx at St. Jerome, 1943-1947, and Our Lady of Mercy, 1939-1943.

Early on, she was a teacher in Delaware.

In later decades, her mission work in Africa included service in Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. Her book on these experiences, “No One Saw Your Footsteps,” was written in her later years.

Born in Manhattan, she entered the Ursuline Sisters in 1936 and professed final vows in 1942. She held a bachelor’s degree in education from Fordham University and a master’s in education from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

A Funeral Mass was offered April 7 at Ursuline Province Center in New Rochelle. Burial was private at the family plot.