We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc.
Marie Louise Ankner (nee Porcaro) of Hamden, Connecticut formerly of Pelham Bay - The Bronx passed away in her 71st year on Thursday, June 2, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on May 10, 1951 to Carmine and Betty Porcaro. She attended Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx. After graduating in 1969, she went on to study nursing at Westchester School of Nursing. Marie received her Bachelor of Science from Pace University in 1977. In 1984, she graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing with distinction in Administration/Education at Pace University. Throughout her nursing career, Marie worked in various units such as orthopedic surgery, methadone maintenance detoxification and burn and trauma. She then took on the roles of Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Education Instructor, Assistant Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing and Assistant Vice President of Nursing. Marie shared her love of teaching with her nursing students at the College of New Rochelle and Long Island University. She was working on her Doctoral Degree until her most recent diagnosis in 2018.
In 1966, she met Tom Ankner and they married in 1973, celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary this year. Marie and Tom went on to have 2 children, Tommy and Jackie and later adopted their niece Nikki. Marie adored her 6 grandchildren, Lily, Sophia, Evan, Avery, Nikolai and Elliana. She looked forward to spending time with them and showering them with love, hugs and kisses.
Marie enjoyed sharing her love of gardening, photography and working with stain glass with her children and grandchildren. Marie was predeceased by her father Carmine Patrick Porcaro. She is survived by her husband Tom, children Tommy (Hanadi Ankner), Nikki (Chris Doniere), Jackie (David Jones) and her 6 grandchildren (Lily Doniere, Sophia Doniere, Evan Ankner, Avery Jones, Nikolai Ankner, Elliana Ankner).
Family and friends are invited to Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc. 575 Columbus Avenue Thornwood, New York 10594 on Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM for visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Marie at Holy Rosary Church in Hawthorne on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 10:30 AM. Marie will be laid to rest in her family plot at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in Marie's memory to:
~ if you plan to attend the funeral mass on Monday, please arrive to Pleasant Manor by 9:30 AM, or directly at Holy Rosary Church for 10:30 AM ~