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A Most Extraordinary Woman

On February 11, 2021, the Westchester County Board of Legislators honored the life of a most extraordinary woman: Sr. Beth Dowd, OSU.

Sr. Maureen Welsh, OSU and Legislator Damon Maher

For over 42 years, Sr. Beth enriched the lives of thousands of children with the sounds of music. “Reaching for Peace through Music” was her mantra and she fulfilled that dream through Songcatchers. Her greatest joy was to see the excitement on children’s faces as they learned a new song in choir or on an instrument. She cherished all the music-making that went on around her and loved each person dearly.


As we mourn her loss, we are deeply grateful to Legislator Damon Maher of District 10 and to the County Board of Legislators for celebrating her life with a Resolution signed by each member, and presented to her dear Ursuline Sisters and to Songcatchers on February 11.

Rrom left to right: Sr. Brenda Buckley, OSU, Angela Belsole, Sr. Pat Schifini, OSU, Kathleen McEntee-Lawlor, Clemencia Castaneda, Sr. Maureen Welsh, OSU, Legislator Damon Maher

Photos by Nick Carter Photography

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