A funeral Mass was offered April 21 at the Convent of Mercy chapel, Albany, for Sister Mary Alene Slattery, who died April 18. She was nearing her 75th anniversary as a Sister of Mercy.

A native of Albany, she taught at Blessed Sacrament, St. Teresa of Avila and St. Margaret Mary's Schools and Vincentian High School, all in Albany, and at St. Patrick's School in Johnstown. She was coordinator of Arbor House for women transitioning from prison and a secretary for the diocesan Consultation Center in Albany and several other agencies.

Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush.