A funeral Mass for Sister of Mercy Mary Jacinta Robson is to be held Feb. 13 at Mercy Villa’s chapel in Woodbrook. She died Feb. 7. She was 88.
A Baltimore native, Sister Jacinta converted to Catholicism while attending Mount St. Agnes College in Mount Washington and entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1951. Trained in medical technology, she worked and volunteered at Mercy Medical Center for more than 60 years.
Over those decades, she worked in the hospital’s microbiology department, taught at the Mercy School of Medical Technology and founded the hospital’s I.V. Team, which she considered her more important accomplishment. She lived at Mercy Medical Convent within the hospital until two years ago, when she moved to Mercy Villa, her community’s retirement home.
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