Sister Ann Caufield, RSM; served at St. James Hospital in Hornell
Sister of Mercy Ann Caufield (formerly Sister Mary Scholastica), who served for many years at St. James Hospital in Hornell, died April 14, 2019. She was 93 years old.
Sister Caufield entered the congregation on Sept. 5, 1943, after graduating from Our Lady of Mercy High School in Brighton.
A graduate of Nazareth College, Sister Caufield earned a registered nurse degree from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester; a bachelor of surgical nursing degree from St. Mary College in Leavenworth, Kansas; and a master’s degree in health administration from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Mo. She earned a nurse practitioner degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Penn., and became a certified physician assistant through the University of Rochester.
She served as a nurse at Mercy Center and Our Lady of Mercy High School. In 1951, Sister Caufield began a lengthy at St. James Hospital as head nurse, assistant director of nursing services, hospital administrator and director of in-service education. In 1974 and for nearly 20 years, she was a nurse practitioner, and later, a physician assistant at the MacDonald Clinic in Woodhall, N.Y. Following her retirement in 1992, she volunteered with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Bath and the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Unit in Hornell.
Sister Caufield is survived by her sister-in-law, Thurza Caufield; nieces, nephews; and her sisters in the congregation.
Her funeral liturgy was celebrated at the Mercy Center chapel on April 17, 2019, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 1437 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610.