Virginia Beach, Va. — Sister Marilyn Therese Lieber, 80, a Daughter of Wisdom and formerly known as Sister Catherine of the Eucharist, died Aug. 10.
Sister Marilyn was born in Brooklyn. She entered the novitiate on July 27, 1950, and made her profession on February 2, 1952.
She was a graduate of Maryview Hospital School of Nursing in Portsmouth, VA; St. John’s University (B.S.N., nursing); The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (M.S.N., nursing); and Columbia University (Ed.D., education). In 1972 she also studied theology at Mundelein College in Chicago, Illinois.
Sister Marilyn spent her entire life ministering and educating in the field of nursing. Locally, she served as a staff nurse at Brooklyn and Suffolk County Hospitals and at Wyckoff Heights Hospital in Brooklyn; assistant professor and deputy chairperson at Queensborough Community College, Bayside; associate professor at Molloy College, Rockville Centre; and clinical associate professor and chair of the parent/child health nursing department at Stony Brook University. She also ministered as a nurse and educator in Virginia, North Carolina, and Michigan.
She is survived by her niece, Mary Lieber DiJorio, and nephews, Edward, Paul, Thomas, James, Peter Michael and John Lieber and by her sisters in community, the Daughters of Wisdom.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 16 at St. Nicholas Church in Virginia Beach, VA. A memorial service is planned for Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Edward F. Lieber Funeral Home in Valley Stream. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village.