older woman with gray hair in a pink suitMarion Fahey, R.S.H.M., MC ’51, GABELLI ’83, previously known as Sister Nicholas, died at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown, New York, on Jan. 18. Sister Marion was 91 years old and had been a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary for 72 years, according to the obituary on the R.S.H.M. website.

After teaching business and economics at Marymount for 29 years, Sister Marion joined the Fordham faculty when Marymount closed and became part of Fordham. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she was appointed assistant dean for advising adult business students in the evening program, according to the R.S.H.M. obituary.

When Marymount closed, Sister Marion offered this reflection on her time teaching at the college: “In my contact with hundreds of students over many years, I was delighted and privileged to be with them,  hopefully imparting knowledge, but assuredly learning from them.  The richness of their backgrounds,  the variety of their talent,  and the tenacity of their pursuits enriched my understanding,  elicited my best effort, and incited a  joyful hope within me. We indeed were in it together.”

Read the full obituary for Sister Marion on the R.S.H.M. website.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, attendance at the vigil and funeral Mass is limited to R.S.H.M. sisters and the immediate family. All are requested to wear a mask and show proof of vaccination.

Thursday, Jan. 20: Vigil Service, 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 21: Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m.

She will be buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in White Plains. Gifts in her name may be made to Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, 50 Wilson Park Drive, Tarrytown, NY 10591.










Nicole LaRosa is the senior director of University communications. She can be reached at [email protected] or 212-903-8810.