Along with her active life, Sister Margaret made quiet prayer in the presence of God a priority.
Sister Margaret E. Angelovich (Sister Regina Margaret) was born March 15, 1936, in Yonkers, NY, one of two children, a daughter and son of Stephen and Anna Gimera Angelovich. Margaret attended Saint Mary School, Yonkers, Saint John the Evangelist High School, White Plains, and Hunter College in Manhattan for one year before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on September 8, 1955. Sister Regina Margaret received a BA in History from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, an MA in American History from Catholic University in Washington, DC, and an MA in Theology from Fordham University. She was certified as a spiritual director through the Center for Spirituality of the Archdiocese of New York.
Sister Margaret’s primary ministry was in the field of education. Her early missions were Saint Mary School, Staten Island, and Saint Barnabas Elementary School, Bronx. She was then missioned to Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn where she taught history for five years. In 1970, Sister Margaret became the principal of Saint Paul the Apostle School, Manhattan, for four years before serving as a Pastoral Associate in the parish. In 1980, she became the Director of Special Programs at the College of Mount Saint Vincent until she was appointed the Vocations/Pre-Admission Director for the Sisters of Charity, a position she held for six years. In 1989, Sister Margaret returned to education as a Guidance Counselor at Saint Raymond Academy, Bronx, and then became a mentor in the Fordham University Education Fellowship program. She completed her years of active ministry as an adult spirituality educator in the Bronx and Westchester. In 2012, Sister Margaret retired and moved to Mount Saint Vincent Convent where she remained active with the Sisters and enjoyed a variety of outside interests. It is here she died on March 19, 2019.
Sister Margaret will be remembered as a kind and generous person who loved her family, her ministry in education for children and adults, and her sisters in community. One could always count on her for an informative and enjoyable conversation, a bright smile, and a few good laughs. Along with her active life, Sister Margaret made quiet prayer in the presence of God a priority.
May you feel warmly welcomed, Sister Margaret, in the arms of your loving God whom you served so well as a Sister of Charity. Rest in peace in the company of your family, friends, and the Sisters of Charity who have preceded you.
Date of Death
March 19, 2019
Mount Saint Vincent Convent Assembly Room
6301 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, NY 10471
Sunday, March 24, 2019
2:00 – 6:30 pm
Prayer Service: 4:30 pm
Mass of Christian Burial
Mount Saint Vincent Convent Assembly Room
Monday, March 25, 2019
St. Joseph Cemetery, Yonkers
Archdiocese of New York
- St. Mary, Staten Island
- St. Barnabas Elementary, Bronx
- St. Paul the Apostle, Manhattan
- St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Manhattan
1974–80, Pastoral Associate
- College of Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx
1980–83, Dir. of Special Programs
- Sisters of Charity Center, Bronx
1983–89, Vocation/Pre Admission Dir.
- St. Raymond Academy, Bronx
1989–94, Guidance Counselor
- Fordham University
1994–99, Mentor, Fellowship Program
- Westchester County & Bronx
1999-01, Educational Consultant/Theology
2001–12, Adult Spirituality Educator/Facilitator
Diocese of Brooklyn
- Bishop McDonnell HS, Brooklyn
1967–70, Teacher, Grade Advisor
Sr. Margaret was my 6th and 7th grade teacher at St. Mary’s Rosebank. She always gave me confidence in all that I did.
She was loved by all the students and when we discovered we were going to have her for a second time, it was like hitting lotto. Rest in peace, Sister Regina Margaret.
I met Sr. Margaret when I was pondering on transferring from my Commnity to the Srs. Of Charity. She was always very kind to me. May she be enjoying all the joy of heaven.
I was introduced to Aunt Marge 25 years ago when I joined the Angelovich family as her “Nephew In-Law”. Aunt Marge took me under her wing and taught me the do’s and the dont’s to be a successful addition to the family. She would refer to me as her “Partner In Crime” or the “Nucleus of the Family”. No matter what she felt I was to her or the family,.. to me, she was my favorite Aunt, closer to me than any of my 6 aunts from my biological mother’s and father’s siblings Aunt Marge was also my confidant and someone who I could speak to for hours ( we all knew Aunt Marge, sometimes these hours of conversation would not be of my choosing) but they were always interesting and I always left the conversations a wiser and better person. I will miss you immensely Aunt Marge as you were so much more to me than just an Aunt, you were and always will be a dear friend and I will never forget you. You will always be in my heart and I know you will always be watching over everyone.
My heart aches as I have lost a very dear friend. My dear Sister Margaret has been called home to the Lord. For over 50 years we shared a very special friendship. I always looked forward to the times we shared together, the long phone calls, her stories and most of all the Blessing Of having her in my life. My loving thoughts and prayers are with her family and all those who loved her. I will miss her terribly. May my dear Sister Margaret Rest Peacefully In the Arms Of Our Heavenly Father. Forever in my heart Marge
We will miss you, Aunt Marge.
I have such wonderful memories of all of our time together — from going to pick you up at the subway on a holiday, to having you babysit us, to your wonderful care of grandma and grandpa. You were as gentle as you were feisty, as street smart as you were book smart and as reverent as you were irreverent. You were always here for us and we thank you and will miss you. Love, Michael
I thought I would share a few memories of Sister Margaret. I am a College of Mount Saint Vincent student and met her on the first Supper with the Sisters event I attended. I am so grateful to have been randomly placed next to her: she filled me with a peace and love I was longing for while at the school, while I was considering transferring she made me see all the great parts of the school. I am Slovak and from Yonkers, so she took a special liking to me, she was so funny! After each of the SWS dinners, I would sit with her, and she would keep talking to me an hour after the dinners ended. She would say “please wait here I have something to give you!” and bring down books and clothes. She was so caring, pleasant, genuine, a fully beautiful woman. She loved her family, spoke of her nieces and nephews and how well they were doing in school- she was so proud. I am so upset that I have not seen her recently, yet I will hold memories of her genuine love towards the world so dearly, lessons and stories most people do not have the pleasure of every receiving.