“Sister Kevin is remembered by all who knew her for her quiet and calm demeanor, her kindness and compassion, and her great abilities as a teacher.”
Sr.-Marie-Kevin-MacDonaldSister Marie Kevin MacDonald (Mary) was born on December 28, 1928 in Manhattan, one of two daughters of Alexander and Julia Marron MacDonald. Mary attended Our Lady of Solace School, Cathedral High School, and Hunter College before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on September 8, 1952. Sister Kevin completed her MA in History at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. She later earned NYS Permanent Certification in Social Studies.

The ministry of elementary education was Sister Kevin’s first love and major focus throughout her forty-six years of active ministry. Her first mission assignment was to Saint Agatha’s Home in Nanuet. From there she was sent to Saint Joseph School in Yonkers, followed by Sacred Heart School on Staten Island. From 1964 until 1980, Sister Kevin was a teacher and the Religion Coordinator at Saint Paul School in Harlem. In 1980 she returned to Staten Island where she taught eighth grade at Saint Mary School. She then taught in Saint Anthony School in the Bronx; Saint Rita School in Long Island City; and Saint Gabriel School in East Elmhurst. From 1990 until 1996 Sister Kevin taught computer classes at Saints Peter and Paul School in the Bronx. In her retirement Sister Kevin was involved in the ministry of Prayer, Service and Witness. She moved to the Convent of Mary the Queen in 1999 where she continued this ministry with the community there.

Sister Kevin is remembered by all who knew her for her quiet and calm demeanor, her kindness and compassion, and her great abilities as a teacher. She loved all of the children she taught, and they loved and respected her for all that she accomplished with them. Sister Kevin also loved her family and the Sisters of Charity. We rejoice with her now as she enters the Kingdom and is welcomed by our loving God and all of her family, friends, and the Sisters of Charity who have gone before her. Be at peace, Sister Kevin.


January 26, 2015


Convent of Mary the Queen
35 Vark Street, Yonkers, NY 10701
Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:30–8:00 pm
6:30 pm Prayer Service

Convent of Mary the Queen
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 am

Saint Joseph Cemetery
Yonkers, NY


Archdiocese of New York

  • St. Agatha Home
    1955–1957, Teacher
  • St. Joseph, Yonkers
    1957–1959, Teacher
  • Sacred Heart, Staten Island
    1959–1964, Teacher
  • St. Mary, Staten Island
    1980–1982, Teacher, Gr. 8
  • St. Paul, Manhattan
    1964–1980, Teacher, Religious Ed. Coordinator
  • St. Anthony, Bronx
    1982–1984, Teacher
  • Ss. Peter and Paul, Bronx
    1990–1995, Teacher, Computer
  • Ss. Peter and Paul/St. Ann, Bronx
    1995–1996, Teacher, Computer
  • St. Rita, Long Island City
    1985–1986, Teacher, Gr. 4
  • St. Gabriel, East Elmhurst
    1989–1990, Teacher, Gr. 3
  • Woodside
    1996–1999, Prayer, service, and witness