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The parish of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs was begun in 1927 by the Rev. William C. Ryder, who started a temporary school in the rectory in 1932. Later plans were made for a four-story school with an auditorium, basement and first floor at the southeast end of the property, the depression interrupted this scheme. Instead a one-story auditorium with temporary classrooms for an eighth grade school was built in 1934. When the increased demand for more classrooms necessitated a larger permanent school building, plans were made and construction began in 1949.

The new school building was opened in September of 1950 and the building was dedicated by Francis Cardinal Spellman on November 7, 1950. The school was originally staffed by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. The first principal of the school in 1932 was Sister Marie Joseph Murphy. The last Franciscan Sister on staff was Sister Mary Frances de Chantal Cunningham who was principal up to June 30, 1980. Since 1980, the school has been totally staffed by lay faculty members. The first lay principal was Mr. Albert D’ Angelo who was principal from September 1980 until June 1991.

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Last Sister Withdrew: June 30, 1980: Sr. M. Frances de Chantal Cunningham

Sisters Who Served OLQM

Sr. Marie Joseph Murphy

Sr. Marie Clotilde McCourt

Sr. M. Agnes Loretta Reilly

Sr. Mary William Jungermann

Sr. M. Laurenza Hickey

Sr. Regina Clare Donnelly

Sr. Marie Jerome Cheevers

Sr. M. An Leo McGann

Sr. Miriam Clare Fitsgibbons

Sr. John Marie Johnson

Sr. Francis Marie Connolly

Sr. Marie Veronica Fetterer

Sr. Marie Leonard Morley

Sr. M. Clarita de Lima Paquette

Sr. Joan Marie Cooke

Sr. M. Anna Matthew Monahan

M. Alacoque McGovern

M. Stanislaus Diable

Sr. Catherine Jerome Cullen

Sr. Ann Dolores Finn

Sr. M. Baptista McQuade

Sr. Bernarda Hoar

Sr. M. Lucretia Machowitz

Sr. M. Claudia Witty

Sr. M. Pius Keaveny

Sr. Wilhelmina Pabst

Sr. Ellen Joseph Drury

Sr. M. Gabriel Brunner

Sr. Marie Gertrude Burke

Sr. Mary Elizabeth Wittig

Sr. Agnes Michella Martelle

Sr. Mary Cornelius Eckstein

Sr. Mary Rupert Rafferty

Sr. M. Kevin Dillon

Sr. M. Grace Dorothy Duddy

Sr. Marie Leontine Vroman

Sr. M. Perpetua Napoli

Sr. Maureen FitzPatrick

Sr. M. Matilda Jungermann

Sr. Mary Peter Henzi

Sr. M. Barnabas Hall

Sr. Joseph Miriam Cannon

Sr. Dolores Marie Doyle

Sr. M. John Margaret Keon

Sr. Marie Virgil Kenny

Sr. Mary Trinitas Wilson

Sr. M. Raymond de Curtis

Sr. M. Rose Rita Cappucilli

Sr. M. John Francis Becht

Sr. Mary Felix Marion

Sr. Maurice Marie Proux

Sr. M. Georgeanne Farrell

Sr. James Francis Engels

Sr. M. Clare Francis Patterson

Sr. M. Denis Tracey

Sr. M. Brian Hoar

Sr. Mary Kilian Vavoso

Sr. Miriam Antonio Ferraioli

Sr. Mary Donata D’ Ulisse

Sr. Mary Karl Oehler

Sr. Marie Donald Engesser

Sr. Clare Joseph Hliboki

Sr. M. Ethelreda Degen

Sr. M. Theresa Nicholson

Sr. M. Benizia Pigozzo

Sr. M. Monica Smyth

Sr. M. Dolorita Shea

Sr. M. Evarista Reid

Sr. Teresa Marie Lawrie

Sr. Edward Aloysius Hoar

Sr. M. Sebastian Conlon

Sr. Clare Bernadette White

Sr. Regina Miriam McWilliams

Sr. Marie Michael de Nieff

Sr. M. Paul Gabriel Licameli

Sr. Maria Margaret Mulcahy

Sr. M. Florentine Brennan

Sr. M. Constance Flannery

Sr. M. Brendan Robinson

Sr. Jane Frances Smith

Sr. Mildred Marie Singer

Sr. Stephen Marie Thomson

Sr. Mary Jeanne Helfenstein

Sr. Marie Bernadette Shannahan

Sr. Francis Josephine Sparks

Sr. Francis Aloysius Thompson

Sr. Jane Robert Ralston

Sr. Margaret Edwin McCarthy

Sr. Vincent de Paul Hudson

Sr. Rose Clement Borrillo

Sr. Aquinas Reilly

Sr. M. Aloysius Burns

Sr. M. Ann Michael Pirich

Sr. Joseph Veronica Lupo

Sr. Loretta Francis Woods

Sr. Marie Antoinette de Gregorio

Sr. Marie Barbara Petron

Sr. Marie Anthony Turiano

Sr. Teresa Bernard Whitehead

Sr. George Marie Harrison

Sr. M. Josepha Lattanzio

Sr. John Marie Gagliano

Sr. Frances de Chantal Cunningham

Sr. M. Reparata Philips

Sr. M. Xavier Sansevere

Sr. An Joseph Mascalina

Sr. Celine Crotty

Sr. Sr. Francis Borgia McGirr

Sr. M. Cosmas de Girolamo

Sr. Rose Michael Smith

Sr. Mary Liam Stafford

Sr. Anne James Guerin

Sr. Irene Bonney

Sr. Eucharia McDermott

Sr. Charlotte Koch

Sr. Marianne Dahlke

Sr. Joseph Anne Picciurro

Sr. Nora Niego

Sr. Mary Timothy Mulligan

Sr. Patricia Anne McGuire

Sr. Joann Marie McHenry

Sr. Brenda Anne McWeeney

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