Sister Julie Maria Pintal, O.P.

CALDWELL, N.J. — Sister Julie Maria Pintal, O.P. of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, N.Y., died June 13 at St. Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, N.J. Sister celebrated her 100th birthday on March 11.

The daughter of the late Thomas J. and Maria Marchand Pintal, she was born March 11, 1917 in Champlain, Quebec, Canada.

Sister Julie entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Fall River on Sept. 8, 1937. She made her First Profession Aug. 20, 1939 and Final Profession on Aug. 20, 1942. Sister Julie earned her BA in French/education from Providence College and her MA in French from Rhode Island College in Providence R.I.

Sister Julie taught at St. Anne School (1942-43), Dominican Academy Elementary School (1943-45, 1962-63, and 1975-76), and in the Dominican Academy High School, all in Fall River, where she was also librarian (1945-56 and 1963-71). After serving as novice mistress for the Dominican Sisters of Fall River (1957-61), Sister Julie taught at St. Peter School in Plattsburgh N.Y. (1961-62 and 1974-75). She also taught at Bishop Gerrard High School in Fall River (1971-74). Sister was Religious Education coordinator for St. Anne Parish in Fall River (1976-79) and continued at St. Anne Parish working in the office (1976-87 and 1992-2002). She also served on the council of the Dominican Sisters of Fall River (1982-92). 

Sister Julie moved to the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Newburgh Center in 2002. While living there, Sister completed training in the Literacy Volunteers of America, and was involved in that program as a tutor for more than three years. In 2009 Sister moved to Meadowview at the Wartburg, Mount Vernon, N.Y. and after that to St. Catherine of Siena Convent in Caldwell

Sister Julie is survived by her sisters Rita Pintal Pinon, Angele Pintal of Laval, Quebec and by nieces and a nephew. She is predeceased by her parents, her sisters Marie-Olive Pintal and Lucie Pintal and by her brothers Gilles B., Claude G. and Roland Pintal.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 23 at the Mariandale Chapel at the Center of Hope in Ossining, N.Y. A Memorial Mass was offered for her on June 27 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. Burial of the cremains followed immediately at the Notre Dame Cemetery in Fall River.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Robert J. Prout Funeral Home, Verona, N.J.

Donations in Sister Julie’s memory can be made to the Dominican Sisters of Hope Development Office, 299 North Highland Ave, Ossining, N.Y., 10562-2327.


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