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Sister Marianne recognized the goodness in God’s people.

Sister Marianne Robertson, SCSister Marianne Robertson (Sister Marian Dominic) was born December 28, 1931, in Yonkers, NY, one of four children—three boys and one girl—of Harold and Margaret Duffy Robertson. Marianne attended Saint Denis Elementary School, Sacred Heart High School, both in Yonkers, and the College of Mount Saint Vincent School of Nursing, earning a BS in Nursing. After graduation, Marianne worked for six months as a staff nurse at Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Harrison, NY, before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on February 2, 1954. In 1965, Sister received an MS in Medical/Surgical Nursing from New York University.

Sister Marianne’s ministry in nursing covered a wide variety of experiences. Her first assignment was to Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan, as a staff nurse in psychiatry. She then became an instructor at Saint Vincent’s School of Nursing where she taught Nursing Foundation and Surgical Nursing. In 1966, Sister Marianne became the Assistant Director, and later the Director, of Saint Joseph’s Hospital School of Practical Nursing in Yonkers. She returned to Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan, where she became Assistant Director of Nursing Service from 1970 until 1991. She then became the Staff Coordinator, a position she held until 2010. Sister Marianne continued to volunteer her time and energy throughout the process of the closing of Saint Vincent’s Hospital. In 2011, Sister moved to the retirement community at Mount Saint Vincent Convent. When her health required more care, Sister Marianne became a resident of Cabrini of Westchester.

At the time of her retirement from Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Sister Marianne said, “Every time there is a natural or man-made emergency, the staff seems to rise to the occasion. That’s proof that our mission is alive and well. It’s really an honor and a pleasure to work with a staff who exemplifies the mission and heritage of those who preceded us.” Clearly, Sister Marianne recognized the goodness in God’s people.

We rejoice with her now as she is welcomed home by our loving God and family, friends and Sisters of Charity who have gone before her. Be at peace, Sister Marianne.

 

Date of Death
August 2, 2018

Age
86

Wake
Mount Saint Vincent Convent Assembly Room
6301 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, NY 10471
718.601.5370
Sunday, August 5, 2018
2:00 – 6:30 pm
Prayer Service: 4:30 pm

Mass of Resurrection
Mount Saint Vincent Convent Assembly Room
Monday, August 6, 2018, 10:00 am

Burial
St. Joseph Cemetery
Yonkers, NY

Missions

Archdiocese of New York

  • St. Vincent Hospital, Manhattan
    1956–57, Staff Nurse, Psychiatry
    1970–91, Assistant Director, Nursing Service
    1991–2009, Staff Coordinator
    2010–11, SVH Lab & Volunteer
  • St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, Manhattan
    1957–58, Instructor
    1958–66, Chairman/Instructor
  • St. Joseph Hospital School of Practical Nursing, Yonkers
    1966–68, Assistant Director
    1968–70, Director