A memorial prayer service was held Feb. 6 in the Teresian House chapel, Albany, for Sister Rose Ann Ferrara, who died Feb. 4. She was 72 and had been a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 31 years.

A native of Buffalo, she taught at Catholic and public schools in Albany and Washington, D.C.; served on the Albany County Chapter for the New York State Association for Retarded Citizens and spent four years as associate director for Catechesis for People with Disabilities in the diocesan Office of Religious Education.

Survivors include her sisters, Lucille, Pauline Gerrara and Christine. A funeral Mass and interment will be held at a future date.