IRVINGTON, N.Y. - Bernadette Kwee Garam, a longtime resident of Irvington, died May 15. She was 69.
Garam served as a Maryknoll Sister developing programs for the disabled as a social affairs officer for the United Nations in the Middle East; and most recently as a professor of Sociology at Manhattan College.
Garam is survived by her husband, Peter; stepdaughters, Jennifer Garam and Michelle Champagne; her siblings, Joseph Kwee, Catherine Gallagher, Margaret Laughlin, Peter Kwee, John Kwee; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday, May 17 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Edwards Dowdle Funeral Home , 64 Ashford Ave., Dobbs Ferry NY 10522. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Maryknoll, 10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining, NY 10562. A short committal service will follow at Ferncliff Crematory, 280 Secor Road, Harstdale, NY 10530.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maryknoll Sisters , P.O. Box 317, Maryknoll, NY 10545.
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