Sr. Catherine Yakovleff, RDC, (formerly known as Sr. Mary Alexis), a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on January 29, 2018.

Sr. Catherine was born in the Bronx in 1931, the daughter of Nicholas and Margaret (McKenna) Yakovleff. Sister attended Catholic elementary and high school in the Bronx and graduated from Good Counsel College in White Plains, NY. in 1958 with a BA in English.

Sister entered the Sisters of the Divine Compassion in 1951 and soon began her long teaching career at St. Lawrence O'Toole School in Brewster and St. Frances de Chantal in the Bronx.

Sister Laura Donovan, President of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion said, "Sister Catherine loved life and lived hers with an ever present smile delighting in the world around her."

Sister Catherine is survived by her Sisters of the Divine Compassion, her sister Margaret Peloso and many nieces and nephews.