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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