A funeral Mass was offered Nov. 26 in the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, for Sister Theresa Marie Finnerty, CSJ, who died Nov. 21. She was 85 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 66 years.

A native of Utica, she taught for 60 years in schools in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses, including St. Mary's Academy in Glens Falls, St. Joseph's School in Green Island, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Amsterdam and St. Brigid's School in Watervliet; she stayed at St. Brigid's School and parish for 38 years, retiring in 2010.

Survivors include her sister, Sister Rosita Joseph, CSJ. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham.