Sr. Marjorie Stumpf, a beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully January 22, 2020 at Andrus-on-Hudson, Hastings, NY.
Born in New York City to Ellen and Arthur Stumpf in 1931, she was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Theresa Richards. Sr. Marjorie is survived by her sister, Jean Boulger, and several nieces and nephews.
Entering the Ursulines shortly after graduating from the College of New Rochelle in 1952, she professed her final vows in 1958. As Mother David Marie, she began a half-century ministry in education. Besides teaching at primary and secondary schools in the Bronx, New Rochelle, and Malone, NY; Wilmington, DE; Dedham, Mass; and Chiengmai and Bangkok, Thailand; she also taught at Mater Dei College, Ogdensburg, NY. Sr. Marjorie returned to school to earn an MA in Religious Studies from Providence College, followed by an MLS from Queens College, and subsequently served as a librarian at St. Saviour High School and St. Philip Neri in the Bronx.
After completing a training at the New York Botanical Garden Sr. Marjorie served as a volunteer docent there for 13 years from 1997-2010. Additionally, she volunteered as a gifted seamstress and gardener in the community and ESL teacher to Ursuline Outreach projects in New Rochelle.
A wake will be held at the Ursuline Province Center, New Rochelle, NY, on Friday, January 24 from 3:00 -4:30pm with a prayer service at 3:45 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Province Center Chapel on Saturday, January 25 at 10:00am. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund at the Ursuline Provincialate, 1338 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804.