…she advised, inspired and encouraged many with her talents and innovative ideas.
Sister Winifred O’Toole (Sister Marian Robert) was born December 19, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of three daughters and a son of Michael and Mary Acton O’Toole. Winifred attended Saints Peter and Paul School in the Bronx and Cathedral High School in Manhattan. She entered the Sisters of Charity of New York September 8, 1952 and received the name, Sister Marian Robert. She earned a BA in History from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and an MS in Education from Western Connecticut State College. She later earned New York State permanent certification in Elementary Education.
Sister Marian Robert’s first assignment was Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Scarsdale. A born teacher, she excelled in primary education and, for over twenty-five years, served at schools throughout the Archdiocese: Saint John the Evangelist, Manhattan; Saint Mary, Wappingers Falls; Saint Joachim, Beacon; Saint Athanasius and Saint Gabriel, Bronx; Our Lady of Mercy, Port Chester; Saint Francis of Assisi, Mount Kisco; Saint John, White Plains. During this time she advised, inspired and encouraged many with her talents and innovative ideas.
Sister Winifred then used her expertise to teach Special Education classes for over ten years at Saint Patrick School, Bedford Village, Saint Gabriel School, Bronx, and Saint Margaret of Cortona School, Bronx. Additionally, for ten years she directed the Learning Center at Sacred Heart School, Hartsdale. In these assignments, Sister Winifred was a witness of God’s love for these special little ones. In 2003, she retired to Mount Saint Vincent Convent where she shared her talents in many areas of service.
Sister Winifred always loved exercise and movement. She became interested in liturgical dance and shared her talent at many Congregation prayer services.
We rejoice with Sister Winifred now as she meets her God face to face and enjoys eternal peace and happiness.
DATE OF DEATHMay 12, 2014
WAKEThursday, May 15thFrom 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Vigil Service is at 6:30 p.m.Mount Saint Vincent Convent
FUNERAL MASSFriday, May 16th at 10 a.m.Mount Saint Vincent Convent
BURIALSaint Joseph Cemetery, Yonkers, NY
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scarsdale1955–60, Teacher, Gr. 1Our Lady of Mercy, Port Chester1968–69, TeacherSt. Francis of Assisi, Mt. Kisco1969–70, Science TeacherSt. John, White Plains1975–77, Reading CoordinatorSt. Patrick, Bedford Village1977–79, Learning DisabledSacred Heart School, Hartsdale1986–96, Dir. Learning Cntr.
St. Mary, Wappingers Falls1962–66, Teacher Gr. 1St. Joachim, Beacon1966–67, Teacher, Gr. 1
St. John1960–62, Teacher, Gr. 2St. Ignatius 1982–83, Teacher
St. Athanasius1967–68, TeacherSt. Gabriel1970–72, Language Arts Teacher1979–82, Special EducationSt. Margaret of Cortona1996–2001, Special Education