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Eileen Marcinko, SCN

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

March 5, 2023

Eileen Marcinko, SCN: Eileen Marcinko, SCN, 95 was born in Munhall, PA, on Feb. 2, 1928, to Elizabeth and Paul Marcinko. She died March 2, 2023, in Louisville, Ky. She entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity (VSC) as a candidate in 1946. In 2008, she transferred her vows when the Vincentian Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Sister Eileen earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Duquesne University. She later earned a master’s degree in secondary education, focusing on history. Over the years, she taught all elementary school grades and high school grades in PA. The schools she served include St. Michael in Braddock; St. Florian in United; Holy Trinity in Duquesne, St. Michael in Braddock, Vincentian High School, Pittsburgh; and Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown. Sister Eileen taught at St. Matthias in Youngstown, OH and for five years at St. Lawrence School in Monett, Mo. She also served at the Educational Center of St. Jude in Montgomery, Ala, where she taught history, English, religion, social studies and was the liaison for the student council at St Jude’s High School. She was there during the famous Selma to Montgomery march to register voters in Alabama in 1965. 

At the Motherhouse in Pittsburgh, Sister Eileen served her religious community as novice director, a junior director, and a vocation director. 

Sister Eileen served in the parish office of St. Michael in Wauchula, Fla., for 18 years. She retired to St louise Convent in Pittsburgh and then moved to the SCN Motherhouse where she continued to serve in the ministry of prayer until her death.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, her extended family, and her religious community, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Funeral and burial arrangements are as follows:

  • The wake will be held Wednesday, March 8, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
  • The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, followed by burial in the Nazareth Cemetery. 
  • The Funeral will be webcast at https://nazareth.org/live

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky. Memorials may be made to Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky. 40048; or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


  1. Regina Gentert

    Thank you Sisters for posting this lovely tribute to Sister Eileen (our Aunt Florence). We looked up to her as children and admired her very much throughout her accomplished and well spent life in service to others. She wrote the most inspiring and love-filled letters and cards to us over the years. Always remembered with love.

    Regina (Marcinko) Gentert and
    Paul J. Marcinko (deceased 8/10/22)
    Levittown, PA

  2. Eileen Koenig

    Sister Eileen you had a wonderful life. You loved and thrived wherever you were planted. Your most priceless attribute was gratitude. We treasured your visits to Colorado. You are so loved and will be so missed. Our consolation is that you will still be praying for us and that you will show us all how to get to heaven. Love you.


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