A funeral Mass for Sister Marie Angelique Dryden was celebrated July 19 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Sparkill, N.Y.
Sister Marie Angelique died July 12 at the Dominican Sisters Convent in Sparkill. She was 84 years old.
Born Mary Virginia Dryden in St. Louis, she entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill in 1953 and received the name Sister Marie Angelique. She professed first vows in 1955 and final vows in 1960.
Sister Marie Angelique received a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill in 1958; a master’s degree in speech and drama from The Catholic University in Washington, D.C., in 1973 and certification in preaching/theology from Aquinas Institute and St. Paul VI Institute in St. Louis and Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
Sister Marie Angelique taught in the Archdiocese of New York and in the Archdiocese of St. Louis at St. Kevin School from 1961-63; St. Dominic High School, 1963-73 and 1984-88; and St. Simon School, 1988-92. She served at the Dominican Convent in New York as a member of the executive team and as novice director. Sister Marie Angelique was an administrative assistant in St. Louis at the YWCA from 1994-96, Catholic Education Office, 1996-2005 and at Queen of Peace Center, 2006-07. Upon her retirement in 2008, Sister Marie Angelique did community service.
Survivors include six sisters, Sister Frances Dryden of Sparkill, N.Y., Sister Constance Eleanor Dryden, RSCJ, Geraldine Flynn, Clotilda Nisbert, Carmelite Anderson and Anne Dryden.