In Memoriam: Sister Mary T. Boyle, SC

Sister Mary was a quiet, compassionate and generous person. Both her patients and her students were impressed by her kindness and caring.

Sister Mary T. Boyle (Sister Dominic Marie) was born September 30, 1924 in Bayonne, New Jersey, one of three daughters and one son born to Hugh and Helen Dugan Boyle. Mary attended Saint Mary Star of the Sea in Bayonne and Bayonne High School. She then studied nursing at the Bayonne Hospital School of Nursing, received her NYS Certification, and worked for several years before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on February 2, 1950. Sister Mary earned a BSN from Saint John’s University and an MS in Nursing Education from New York University.

Sister Mary spent nearly fifty years in the ministry of Nursing and Nursing Education. In 1952, Sister was missioned to Saint Vincent Hospital, Harrison, where she was both a Nursing Supervisor and a Nursing Instructor. In 1964, she was sent to Saint Vincent Medical Center, Manhattan, where she filled many different roles: staff nurse, nursing instructor, Assistant Administrator and Supervisor. Of her ministry, Sister Mary is quoted as saying, “What is important to me is to try to bring the message of the healing Christ to people. It is in the sharing of the Eucharist daily that I find the energy to carry out my mission in health care.” She retired in 1999 but continued working as a volunteer in Saint Vincent Medical Center. In 2008, Sister Mary moved to Mount Saint Vincent Convent, and three years later to the Convent of Mary the Queen. In 2014, she and a small group of sisters moved to Saint Patrick’s Home in the Bronx.

Sister Mary was a quiet, compassionate and generous person. Both her patients and her students were impressed by her kindness and caring. Sister Mary loved nursing, her family and the sisters with whom she lived and worked. She always had a smile and a listening ear for anyone who might need to be heard. We rejoice with you now, Sister Mary, as you are welcomed home by our loving God whom you served so long and so well. Be at peace.



Date of Death
February 12, 2017


Mount Saint Vincent Convent
Assembly Room
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Prayer Service 4:30 pm

Mass of Christian Burial
Mount Saint Vincent Convent
Assembly Room
Thursday, February 16, 2017
10:00 AM

Holy Name Cemetery
823 West Side Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306



Archdiocese of New York

  • St. Vincent Hospital, Harrison
    1952–58, Nursing Supervisor
    1958–60, Instructor
    1960–64, Director of Nursing
  • St. Vincent Medical Center, Manhattan
    1964, Staff Nurse
    1964–69, Assist. Admin. Supervisor; Admin. Supervisor
  • St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing
    1969–99, Nursing Instructor
  • St. Vincent Hospital Convent
    1999–2008, Volunteer


6 Responses to In Memoriam: Sister Mary T. Boyle, SC

  1. Peggy Mannion February 14, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

    RIP Sr Mary “T”… we always said the “T”!! A life well lived. Another legend lost.

  2. Marilyn Hank February 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm #

    Rest in Peace Sr.Mary T………………… were a Force to be reckoned with but an Honor to know.learn from and work with!!!!!!! I learned so much from you !!!! God Bless You and may you Soar with the Angels !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Marilyn M. Han,RN
    Saint Vincent’s School of Nursing
    Class of 1973

    SVH Employee

  3. Catherine Leonido Rodriguez February 15, 2017 at 4:24 am #

    Such a beautiful photo of Sister. Rest in Peace, you are loved and remembered by so many! Sister, you certainly used your gifts from God to their fullness and shared them abundantly. I am so blessed to have been a student at St. Vincent’s Hospital school of Nursing,NYC. because of you and the Sisters of Charity.

  4. Denise Dapelo Sheehan Class of '75 February 15, 2017 at 7:32 am #

    Sr MaryT will be remembered as a woman who taught us more than Nursing. Through her example we learned to be caring, capable & strong.

  5. Jennifer Loughlin February 17, 2017 at 9:40 pm #

    God bless you Sister Mary T,
    Your wisdom has been bestowed upon so many. I am lucky to have been one of those people. May you Rest In Peace.
    Jennifer Loughlin
    St. Vincent’s graduate 1998

  6. Ethelyn Labissiere Smyley March 15, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

    Sr. Mary T., you were a vital part of my nursing formation, especially those long ago, early years on Cronin 9. Time brought greater appreciation. Rest dear Sister Mary T.
    Ethelyn Labissiere Smyley, RN St Vincent’s Class of ’66.

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