A funeral Mass was offered Sept. 14 in the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, for Sister Mary Dorena Dwyer, who died Sept. 11. She was 99 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 80 years.

A native of Syracuse, she taught for 41 years in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses; she also taught and supervised student teachers at The College of Saint Rose in Albany and was director of education for her order's Albany province. For 14 years, she staffed Mulberry Hill Arts, the ceramics shop at St. Joseph's Provincial House.

Survivors include a sister, Doris Healey. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham.