May They Rest in Peace: Sr. Anne Marie Mack, CBS

Sr. Anne Marie Mack, CBS, a member of the Congregation of Bon Secours, died on March 31, 2024, at the age of 76 and has resided in Marriottsville, Maryland, since 2021. She was born in Philadelphia and attended Holy Cross Catholic School and Archbishop Prendergast High School in Pennsylvania. Sr. Anne Marie entered the community in 1965 and professed her final vows in 1978. She served for many years in nursing at Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Delaware in Newark and master’s degree in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Sr. Anne Marie Mack, CBS
Sr. Anne Marie Mack, CBS

Sr. Anne Marie served as president of the Sisters of Bon Secours USA for eight years prior to joining Bon Secours Health System in 2005 and being appointed vice president of Mission for two hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. She most recently served as senior vice president of Sponsorship for the Bon Secours Richmond Health System. She retired to Marriottsville, Maryland, in September 2021. Over the years, prior to becoming president of the Sisters of Bon Secours, she served in many roles in the Congregation to include chairing the Provincial General Assembly, serving as assistant provincial, provincial secretary and Associate liaison sister.

“My health care ministry experiences have been important expressions of the gifts and skills that I have been blessed with throughout my life and have enabled me to serve others. The Congregation of Bon Secours has offered me challenges and stretched me in ways I never imagined. Being supported and affirmed by a loving community of women has strengthened my resolve even further to continue my commitment as I am drawn ever more to our charism and mission,” Sr. Anne Marie recently explained.

Sr. Anne Marie was president of the boards of Bon Secours Hospital of Michigan and the Bon Secours Richmond Health System. Additionally, Sr. Anne Marie was a board member of Bon Secours Cottage Health Services, Bon Secours Michigan Health Services and the Sisters of Bon Secours Nursing Care Center as well as the Bon Secours Joint Hospitals Board, the Health Source Board and the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation Board.

From 2008 to 2011, Sr. Anne Marie served as president of the board of UNANIMA International, a nongovernmental organization of women religious serving at the United Nations and advocating on behalf of women and children, particularly those living in poverty as well as immigrants, refugees and the environment.

Sr. Anne Marie was also instrumental in the foundation of Cristo Rey Richmond, a school for students in need of a quality education for success in life.

Area leader for the United States, Sr. Elaine Davia said, “With her sense of humor and wise directness, Sr. Anne Marie was a guiding light for many, and the impact of her leadership throughout the years will be felt well into the future. She will be truly missed.”

“Anne Marie was a lifetime friend in community for me. Her presence, humor and candor will be a real loss though I am forever grateful for the years we shared,” said Congregation Leader Sr. Rose Marie Jasinski.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 10, in the Sisters of Bon Secours Chapel at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center at 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, Maryland, starting at 9 a.m. followed by a sharing of memories at 10:15 a.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Cristo Rey Richmond or the Sisters of Bon Secours Ministries.

Sr. Anne Marie is survived by her Bon Secours sisters and siblings Margaret Roach (James), Martin Mack (Florence) and Joan Mack and nieces Marianne Casserly, Patricia Duke, Katherine Douglas, Shannon Lutes, Regina Poletti, Danielle Marcellus and Regan Mack and nephews Steve Roach, Ryan Mack, Timothy Poletti, Edward Eppright, James Harris and Thomas Mack as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Martin Mack and Regina Curry Mack and siblings Michael Mack, John Mack, James Mack, and Regina Harris and nephew Trooper Martin Mack.

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