In Memoriam: Sister Margaret Taylor, SC

She touched the lives of thousands of students, parents and teachers with her patience, concern and example.

Sr.-Margaret-TaylorSister Margaret Taylor (Sister Edwin Regina) was born on May 12, 1931 in Mount Vernon, New York, one of two daughters and two sons of Edward and Bridget Griffin Taylor. Margaret attended Resurrection School, in Rye, and Saint Gabriel High School, in New Rochelle, before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on September 8, 1950. Sister Edwin received a BA in Latin from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and an MED in Reading from Boston College. She later earned NYS Permanent Certification in Administration and Supervision

Sister Margaret’s first mission was teaching second grade at Holy Name School in Manhattan. She continued her ministry in elementary education at Saint John Evangelist, White Plains; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scarsdale; Immaculate Conception, Manhattan; and Saint Mary of the Snow, Saugerties. She served as principal at Saint Mary of the Snow from 1969 until 1996. Sister Margaret then taught at Saint Denis and Sacred Heart Schools, both in Yonkers. Sister retired from teaching in 2000, but continued her active involvement in many volunteer activities.

After Sister Margaret’s many years in Saugerties, a local paper was quoted as saying, “She was a pioneer in education, giving support to many new concepts. She touched the lives of thousands of students, parents and teachers with her patience, concern and example.” Sister Margaret will long be remembered for her kindness and compassion by all those whose lives she touched during her many years as a Sister of Charity. While in residence at the Convent of Mary the Queen, Sister Margaret greeted all whom she met with gentle kindness and a cheerful smile. She loved her family and friends, her ministry in education and her Community

We rejoice with her now as she enters into the loving presence of our God where she has been warmly greeted. Be at peace, Sister Margaret.

DATE OF DEATH February 4, 2015 Age 83 WAKE Convent of Mary the Queen 35 Vark Street, Yonkers, NY 10701 Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1–5:00 pm 4:15 pm Prayer Service FUNERAL MASS Convent of Mary the Queen Monday, February 9, 2015 10:30 am BURIAL Saint Joseph Cemetery Yonkers, NY


  • Holy Name 1953–1956, Teacher, Gr. 2
  • Immaculate Conception 1967–1969, Teacher, Gr. 8
  • St. John Evangelist, White Plains 1959–1967, Teacher, Gr. 3
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scarsdale 1959–1967, Teacher, Gr. 3–6, 8
  • St. Denis, Yonkers 1996–2000, Teacher
  • Sacred Heart, Yonkers 2000–2002, Teacher
  • St. Mary of Snow 1969–1996, Principal

3 Responses to In Memoriam: Sister Margaret Taylor, SC

  1. penelope ann carter February 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    Smart girl ! Left Resurrection for a REAL education at SG’s ! xo Another friend in heaven

  2. Catherine Conley February 6, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    with our deep sadness we say good bye to a wonderfull, knowledgeable, loving women…..keeping you n our prayers. The Conley Family,, Saugerties new york.

  3. Lou and Claudia Naccarato February 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

    What a great leader at St. Mary of the Snow. Just entering a room of students got their immediate attention and respect. And all the while had that loving smile that would sneak out .

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