Sister Elizabeth Garvery, RIP

Sister Elizabeth Garvey, the Executive Director of the Bayshore Senior Center in Keansburg passed away on Monday.  She was 82 years old.

Sr. Elizabeth was a graduate of Red Catholic High School and Georgian Court University where she earned an MA in Education.  She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1950.  Following a 28 year ministry in education she devoted the last 31 years to serving the senior citizens of Monmouth County’s bayshore.

Her love, compassion and commitment had a profound and positive impact on the lives she touched.  Sr. Elizabeth inspired love, compassion and commitment in others.

Victor Scudiery, Chairman of the Senior Center’s Board, struggled for words to describe his loss.  “She was a good friends and I loved her dearly.  We worked together through some very tough times.”

John McCarthy, a Hazlet business owner who also serves on the board said Sr. Elizabeth was ” a beautiful beautiful person with a spine of steel.  She never gave up. When she walked into a room she commanded the presence of everyone there.”

Senator Joe Kyrillos said, “Susan and I loved and respected Sister Garvey and will miss her very much.  She touched many loves in our community and was a speical person, a force for good.  May God bless her.”

Visitation is until 7PM this evening at St. Ann Church in Keansburg.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation.

Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Sister Elizabeth Garvery, RIP”

  1. These Are Our True Saints said at 5:05 pm on August 30th, 2012:

    RIP Sister.

    I still remember the nuns from Catholic Grade School. They kept you in line…

    Jim Granelli

  2. Bob English said at 5:42 pm on August 30th, 2012:

    I have an aunt who is a num and taught a class of 90 kids in her first teaching assignment in NYC. I asked her he how she possilby kept 90 kids in line and she said there was never any trouble since the kids were afraid of what their parents would do if they ever heard that the kids were getting out of line with the Sisters and causing trouble.

    RIP Sister Garvery