Sister Marilyn Fischer, SFP, of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, died May 9 in her home in Manhattan, N.Y.
Sister Marilyn was born in Quincy and her home parish was St. Mary there. After entering the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1958, she served as a nursing instructor at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Dayton, Ohio. Recognizing her leadership potential, she was asked to serve her religious family in preparing young women to become members of the congregation. Then, in 1976, Sister Marilyn became a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Leadership Team serving four years as a counselor and eight as the Minister General. She also served on the boards of the SFP Health System, the SFP Foundation and Changing Our World, Inc.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and Frank Fischer, and brother Alan. Sister Marilyn is survived by her sisters Cynthia Fischer and Judy Caspermeyer; and brothers Dennis, Ronald, and Stephen.
The Mass of Christian Burial was May 15 in St. Clare Convent Chapel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Burial was in Quincy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation Inc., 708 Third Avenue Suite 1858, New York, NY 10017.