Sister Mary Bertrand Denzlinger, RDC, a member of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion at Good Counsel Convent in White Plains, died on March 1, 2002 at Good Counsel. She was born on July 25, 1911 in Tivoli, New York, the daughter of William and Margaret McCabe Denzlinger. Sister Mary Bertrand entered the Sisters of the Divine Compassion on August 15, 1929, having attended St. Peter's Elementary School, Poughkeepsie, New York and Good Counsel Academy High School in White Plains. She received a B.S. degree from Good Counsel College. Sister Mary Bertrand began her long teaching career at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Elmsford, 1930-1931, St. Frances de Chantal School, Bronx, NY, 1931-1957, St. Lawrence O'Toole School, Brewster, NY, 1957-60. She returned to St. Frances in 1960 as a teacher and later in her career served as School Secretary/Librarian. In 1990 she retired from this long and fruitful career in Elementary School Eduation and took up residence at Good Counsel Convent. Sr. Alice Feeley, President of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, said: "As we mourn the loss of St. Mary Bertrand we remember her great love for her religious community and give thanks for the spirit of faithfulness with which she lived her life of dedicated service." Sr. Mary Bertrand is survived by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion and her cousin, Betty Desmarais of Virginia.
Visitation was at Good Counsel Convent, 52 North Broadway, White Plains, New York, Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and Monday from 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-8:30 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 am in the Convent Chapel. Interment was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The McMahon, Lyon and Hartnett Funeral Home in White Plains handled the arrangement. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, 52 North Broadway, White Plains, New York 10603.
From left to right: Sr. Mary Bertrand, Sr. Mary Bernard and Sr. Mary Callista