Brooklyn mourns death of longtime Catholic school principal Sister Dolores F. Crepeau

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Brooklynites are mourning the loss of Sister Dolores F. Crepeau, the former principal of several private Catholic schools, who died on Dec. 31 at the age of 74.

A longtime educator and cherished member of her community, Crepeau was born on April 13, 1949 and entered the St. Joseph convent in Brentwood, Long Island in 1968. She began teaching fourth grade Sunday school classes at St. Francis Xavier in Park Slope.

Crepeau eventually became the principal at St. Thomas Aquinas School, then Fontbonne Hall Academy, and finally Our Lady of Guadalupe School — all located in Brooklyn. 

“She was a dedicated educator, administrator and school counselor for 55 years in the Diocese of Brooklyn whose kindness touched many students, faculty, families and parishioners,” read a statement on Fontbonne Hall’s Facebook page. “Please keep Sister Dolores’ memory close to your hearts as we mourn her passing with prayers and admiration.”

Sister Dolores F. Crepeau former principal at Fontbonne Hall Academy, has died.
Sister Dolores F. Crepeau former principal at Fontbonne Hall Academy, has died.Photo courtesy of Fontbonne Hall Academy/Facebook

Crepeau was predeceased by her parents, Mary and James, as well as her niece Patricia. She is survived by her sister Donna and three nieces Bonnie, Jean and Dawn.

A wake was held on Jan. 5 at St. Francis Xavier Church, where she began her educational career. 

In lieu of flowers, Crepeau’s family is requesting that donations in her memory be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood, New Jersey.