Sister Lamese M. Farhart (Sister Marie de Montfort), CSJ
Sister Lamese M. Farhart (Sister Marie de Montfort), CSJ

Sister Lamese M. Farhart (Sister Marie de Montfort), CSJ, 98, died Dec. 7 at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 74 years.

Sister Lamese was born in Gloversville on June 22, 1922, daughter of the late Fred and Mary Farhart. After graduating from Gloversville High School, Sister Lamese attended The College of Saint Rose and graduated in 1944 with a bachelor’s degree in commerce. Upon graduation from Saint Rose, Sister Lamese taught business subjects at Ravena-Coeymans Central High School.

On March 19, 1946, Sister Lamese entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Troy and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1951. She pursued graduate studies in business education and received a master’s degree, also at The College of Saint Rose. For 21 years, Sister Lamese served as teacher and librarian in schools in the Dioceses of Albany, Syracuse and Honolulu. She also served as provincial secretary and leadership office assistant at St. Joseph’s Provincial House.

Sister Lamese is survived by her family whom she loved dearly: her nieces, Cynthia Kahn, Katherine Miller and Mary Beth Farhart; her nephews, Paul and Edward Farhart; their families; many friends; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Olga and Najla; and her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Edward and Marie Farhart.

Due to the continued health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no funeral services for Sister Lamese at this time. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date.