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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Loving Memory of Sister Mary Ann

Nee Yolanda de Comeau

 
 
In Loving Memory of Sister Mary Ann plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 27, 2013
1. In Loving Memory of Sister Mary Ann plaque
Another orphaned plaque to the right.
Inscription.  
This tablet is erected by the girls of St. Joseph’s Home for the Blind
Mount Loretto, New York.
Assisted by their friend Mr. George L. Duval, she founded this home, gave it her fortune and dedicated her life to its care.
She lavished her love upon us, shedding sunshine and happiness, and gained an imperishable hold upon our affections.
Her career was an inspiration to Christians.
Born July 21st, 1849 – Died February 2nd 1918
Requiescat In pace

Gone is the guide of our earthly home,
We have lost our beloved friend;
She taught us the way to Heaven,
And has left us our tears to spend.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 40° 30.771′ N, 74° 13.291′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6581 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. John C. Drumgoole. (here, next to this marker); CYO Memorial Tree (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Other orphaned plaques. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 27, 2013
2. Other orphaned plaques.
The Church of Saint Joachim – Saint Ann (about 500 feet away); The Bells of the Church of Saints Joachim and Ann (about 600 feet away); St. Elizabeth’s (about 600 feet away); Mount Loretto History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Loretto Bluffs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Staten Island Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
More about this marker. This is one of seven plaques on the wall of the old powerhouse. Apparently, they were removed from buildings that have been demolished over the years.
 
In Loving Memory of Sister Mary Ann plaque site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 27, 2013
3. In Loving Memory of Sister Mary Ann plaque site
The seven orphaned plaques on the old powerhouse.
Mount Loretto, once upon a time. image. Click for full size.
By W.J. Grimshaw, circa 1915
4. Mount Loretto, once upon a time.
The powerhouse smokestack is visible.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Any information on Yolanda de Comeau/Sister Mary Ann and/or the St. Joseph’s Home for the Blind at Mount Loretta. • Can you help?
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Jan. 21, 2021