Sign memorializing nun killed removed in the Hamptons

A street sign memorializing a nun killed in a New York hit-and-run a few years ago has been removed after local residents said it was depressing. Newsday said on Monday that the sign saying “Sister Jackie’s Way” underneath the official street name was removed last week.

Sister Jacqueline Walsh died as she walked along the road in 2012. She was attending a retreat at a convent on the road and in the community. Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor installed the sign last year.

The town board asked Gregor to remove it, but he initially refused. Parks employees took it down at first. He promptly put it back up. He says that he removed it ultimately because the nuns did not take well to the controversy.