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You have invested your heart and soul into the students and faculty of Our Lady of the Angelus School. You have truly influenced and shaped our lives and, therefore, you will not be forgotten.

Sr. Marietta JosephSister Marietta Joseph Mackin (Mary Anne) was born October 12, 1925 in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. She was the older of two daughters born to Joseph and Margaret Doherty Mackin. Mary Anne attended Saint Benedict School, Bronx, and Cathedral High School before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on September 8, 1943. Sister Joseph received her BA in Sociology from Saint John’s University and her MA in Education from Manhattan College. She later earned NYS permanent certification in Math, and in School Administration and Supervision.

After first profession, Sister Joseph was missioned to Saint Joseph Hall, Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn. There she served as group mother for fifteen years. In 1961, she began many years of ministry in the field of education. Sister Joseph taught for eleven years at Saint Augustine School, Bronx, and served as Assistant Principal there for five years. She was then missioned to Saint Mary in Saugerties where she taught the eighth grade. In 1979, Sister Joseph became the Principal of Our Lady of the Angelus School, Rego Park, a position she held for the next eighteen years. When she retired in 1997, a tribute written of her stated, “You have invested your heart and soul into the students and faculty of Our Lady of the Angelus School. You have truly influenced and shaped our lives and, therefore, you will not be forgotten.” In retirement, Sister Joseph was a volunteer at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers where she helped at the reception desk, providing information and kind words. Sister moved to Mount Saint Vincent Convent in 2000, and in 2014 she was among the first group of Sisters to move to the New Jewish Home, Assisted Living Program (ALP), in the Bronx.

Sister Marietta Joseph was a patient, kind and compassionate woman. She loved her work with children as a group mother, and as an educator. She lived as a true Sister of Charity throughout her many years in the Congregation. Now she is welcomed by our loving God, and is greeted by her family, friends and the Sisters of Charity who have gone before her. Rest in peace, Sister Marietta Joseph.

  

Date of Death
11/18/2017

Age
92

Wake
Mount Saint Vincent Convent
Assembly Room
6301 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, NY 10471
718.601.5370
Sunday, November 26, 2–6:30 pm
Prayer Vigil at 4:30 pm

Mass of Christian Burial
Mount Saint Vincent Convent
Assembly Room
Monday, November 27, 10 am

Burial
Gate of Heaven
Hawthorne, NY

Missions

Archdiocese of New York

  • St. Agnes, Manhattan
    1944–45, Teacher, Gr. 1
  • St. Augustine, Bronx
    1961–72, Teacher, Gr. 3–4, 8
    1972–77, Assistant Principal
  • St. Mary, Saugerties
    1977–79, Teacher, Gr. 8
  • St. Joseph Med. Cntr., Yonkers
    1998–2007, Volunteer

Diocese of Brooklyn

  • St. Joseph Hall, Brooklyn
    1946–61, Group Mother, Gr. 1–2, 7–8
  • Our Lady of Angelus, Rego Park
    1979–97 Principal