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Sister Mary Dominica Buttner, 101, Mount Vernon Resident

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Sister Mary Dominica Buttner, a resident of the Wartburg Home in Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, July 14, at the age of 101.

She was born Rita Mary Buttner in the Bronx on Dec. 17, 1913, to George and Matilda (German) Buttner.

On Oct. 4, 1930, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis Neumann Community and made her final religious profession on July 14, 1936. She began teaching in many schools in Astoria, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Poughkeepsie from 1933-56, as well as Holy Name of Jesus School in New Rochelle from 1962-79.

She also was part of community ministries as local superior at the Convent at Mount Loretto, Staten Island, Boys Division, from 1956-62. She was also general treasurer for the community and local treasurer of the mother house in Hastings-on-Hudson from 1979 to 2001.

In 2004, she retired from active ministry, and in July 2011 she moved to The Wartburg Adult Care Community.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Joseph and Matilda Buttner.

Sisters and friends may visit on Tuesday, July 21, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Wartburg Community Chapel, 2 Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island.

In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Sister Mary Dominica Buttner may be made to Sisters of St. Frances of the Neumann Community, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212.

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