Sister Geraldine Marie Corkrey, CSJ (Sister Raymond Marie), died on Christmas Day at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham. She was 86 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 66 years. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Dec. 31 in the chapel at the provincial house.

Born in Albany, Sister Geraldine graduated from St. Ann’s Academy, Albany, and worked at First Trust Bank in Albany before entering the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Troy in 1952. She pronounced final vows on August 15, 1959. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education, both from The College of Saint Rose, Albany.

For 44 years, she served in schools in the Albany and Syracuse dioceses, including her years as principal and administrator of St. John the Evangelist School, New Hartford; St. Peter’s School, Rome; St. Augustine’s School, Troy; ­Watervliet Catholic ­Elementary School; Christ the King School, Albany; and Waterford Central Catholic School. In addition, Sister Geraldine served as associate administrator, director of environmental services and co-coordinator of transportation at St. Joseph’s Provincial House and later as a volunteer.

Sister Geraldine was the daughter of the late Raymond and Marie Goca Corkrey. She is survived by her nieces and nephews and their families and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased
by her brother, Raymond F. Corkrey, Jr. and her sister, Bernadette Stevenson.