Sister Anne Theresa Brown, CSJ (Sister Mary Joachim), 92, died Nov. 26 at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 73 years. 

Sister Anne was born on April 2, 1927, in Syracuse, the youngest daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Gagan Brown. After graduating from St. Patrick’s High School, Syracuse, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Troy on March 19, 1946, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1951. Sister Anne completed her undergraduate studies in elementary education from The College of Saint Rose and her graduate studies in education from SUNY at Cortland.

For 36 years, Sister Anne taught kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2 in schools in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses and also taught English as a second language in Utica. After completing her teaching career, Sister Anne spent nearly 20 years as a parish minister at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Utica, and St. Mary’s Parish, Clinton. 

Sister Anne is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families in the Utica and Syracuse areas and beyond; several cousins; and the Sisters of St. Joseph. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Raymond Brown; and four sisters, Dorothy Sheehan, Margaret Kelly, Mary Grobsmith and Virginia Caricco. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the chapel of the Provincial House on Dec. 4. Donations in Sister Anne’s memory may be made to the Development Office, Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, N.Y., 12110.