Sister Dorothy Flynn
Sister Dorothy Flynn
Mercy Sister Dorothy Flynn died April 5 in McAuley Hall Healthcare Center, Watchung, April 5 at age 96.

Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, funeral services will be private and a Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date.

Born in Miners-Mills, Pa., Sister Dorothy, the former Sister Mary Jacqueline, lived in Paterson and held several clerical positions before entering the Sisters of Mercy in 1946. She earned degrees from Georgian Court College (now University), Lakewood, and Seton Hall University, South Orange. Serving in the ministry of education, Sister Dorothy served in schools staffed by the Sisters of Mercy including two in the Trenton Diocese, St. Joseph, Keyport, and St. Paul, Burlington. She also served in school and parish assignments in the Camden and Metuchen Dioceses; in leadership positions for her community as well as regional director of Families for Prayer, an organization based in Albany, N.Y. She was assigned to the Newark Archdiocesan office for leadership development where she served until 1985 when she accepted a staff position at the RENEW office in Plainfield.

Sister Dorothy is survived by many nephews, nieces and members of the Sisters of Mercy community.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, Mid-Atlantic Community 1645 Highway 22 West, Watchung, N.J. 07069.