…she volunteered for several years at Sharing Community in the Getty Square section of Yonkers where she did clinical work, helped raise funds for the Soup Kitchen, Drop-In Center and Day Shelter, and assisted with the volunteer program.

Sr. Maureen AlexanderSister Maureen Alexander (Sister Thomas Marietta) was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, February 8, 1938, the only daughter of William and Alice McGinnis Alexander. She attended Blessed Sacrament Elementary and Blessed Sacrament High School, Manhattan, before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on September 8, 1955. Sister Thomas earned a BS in Chemistry from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

The first sixteen years of Sister Maureen’s ministry was in education, teaching at Saint Brigid, Manhattan, and Resurrection, Rye, elementary schools, and Saint Barnabas High School, Bronx. From 1975 to 1977, she attended Pace University and completed an internship in Medical Technology in Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan, earning New York State Certification in Medical Technology in 1978.

Sister Maureen worked at Yonkers Professional Hospital as a Medical Technologist from 1977 to 1980, and then in the Medical Technology Department of Saint Joseph Medical Center, Yonkers, New York, for the next twenty-eight years. She later served for three years in the Immunology Lab of Saint Joseph Hospital.

While Sister Maureen was Supervisor of the Technology Department, she volunteered for several years at Sharing Community in the Getty Square section of Yonkers where she did clinical work, helped raise funds for the Soup Kitchen, Drop-In Center and Day Shelter, and assisted with the volunteer program. Sister Maureen also advocated for affordable housing for families.

As her health declined, Sister Maureen moved to the retirement community at Mount Saint Vincent Convent in 2009, where she was living at the time of her death.

Be at peace, Sister Maureen, as you enter into eternal life and hear the words of our loving God, Welcome Home!

 

Date of Death
November 24, 2018

Age
80

Wake
Mount Saint Vincent Convent Assembly Room
6301 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, NY 10471
718.601.5370
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
2:00 – 6:30 pm
Prayer Service: 4:30 pm

Mass of Resurrection
Mount Saint Vincent Convent Assembly Room
Wednesday, November 28, 2018,
10:00 am

Burial
Cremains at Mount Saint Vincent Cemetery

Missions

Archdiocese of New York

  • St. Brigid, Manhattan
    1958–62, Teacher
  • Resurrection, Rye
    1962–65, Teacher
  • St. Barnabas HS, Bronx
    1965–74, Teacher
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Manhattan
    1976–77, Medical Technology internship
  • Yonkers Professional Hospital
    1977–80, Medical Technologist
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Yonkers
    1980–2008, Medical Technologist
    2008–11, Immunology
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