A funeral Mass was offered Aug. 23 in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, for Sister Mary Jacinta Flanagan, who died Aug. 17. She was 87 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 69 years.

A native of Brooklyn, she taught for 24 years in schools of the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses in Troy, Albany, Amsterdam, Glens Falls, Cohoes and Syracuse. For the next nearly four decades, she worked at St. Joseph’s Provincial House as kitchen assistant and bookkeeper and accounts-payable clerk in the finance office.

Sister Mary Jacinta’s parents were born in Ireland and she took pride in her Irish heritage, taking trips there and welcoming visiting cousins. Also an artist and craftswoman, she shared her creations with patrons of homeless shelters during the Christmas season. Her religious order described her as “thoughtful, approachable and exact” and lauded her skills as a teacher, bookkeeper and caregiver.

Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery, Latham.