Sister Marilyn, a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy High School, Rochester, New York, entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1956. She received an AAS degree from Catherine McAuley College, a BA in Social Studies from Mt. St. Joseph College, Buffalo, and an MSED degree in reading education from Syracuse University.
Her teaching ministries were at St. Louis School, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Good Shepherd and St. John the Evangelist. For 26 years, she was a reading teacher/consultant for the Rochester City School District. She received an award from the Rochester Interfaith Jail Ministry for her 15 years of service. In addition, Sister Marilyn served on the Board and Quality Assurance Committee of St. James Mercy Health System in Hornell, was administrator and reading teacher at Catherine McAuley Reading Lab and director of Silver Birch Summer Camp. She was the manager of Kate’s Tea and Gift Shop since 1996 while also volunteering at Bethany House.
She wrote recently, “It is such an inspiration to be with tremendous people in the community and in ministries who share the same prayers and hopes for a better world for all those less fortunate than ourselves.”