November 9, 2012
SISTER LOUIS MARIE BRYAN
Sister Louis Marie Bryan, 84, a Sister of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, died November 8, 2012 at Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station, NJ.
The wake for Sister Louis Marie Bryan will be held at Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station, New Jersey on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Convent Station, on Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of S.J. Priola, Parsippany Funeral Service, Lake Hiawatha, NJ.
Sister Louis Marie was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, the daughter of Arthur and Iza (Lanclos) Bryan. She entered the Sisters of Charity on August 20, 1957 and was a member for 55 years.
Sister Louis Marie graduated with an AB Degree in Sociology from Howard University College of Liberal Arts, Washington, DC; an MSW Degree and a DSW Degree in Social Casework from Columbia University, School of Social Work, New York, NY.
Sister Louis Marie was an educator who also served in the Social Services in New Jersey and the Virgin Islands. She served as an Instructor and Director of Upward Bound and EOF Project at the College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ. Sister Louis Marie was a founding mother of the National Black Sisters Conference. She was a Social Worker and Director of Social Services in St. Mary’s Hospital Passaic. She served at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Virgin Islands as an Associate Pastor, Director of Family Life Apostolate, Diocesan Chancellor, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, and Adjunct Staff member, Chancery Office, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Sister Louis Marie retired to St. Anne Villa, Convent Station, NJ in 2007, where she resided until her death.
She is survived by the Sisters of Charity; a brother Mario and his wife Angela; a sister Sheila Butler; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that contributions be made to the Sisters of Charity Development Fund, P.O. Box 476, Convent Station, NJ, 07961-0476.