Carol M. Vicino

August 21, 1944August 4, 2018
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Carol Masteron Vicino, wife, mother, grandmother, retired registered nurse, teacher, and friend, passed away too soon on August 4th, 2018, after massive and unexpected cardiac arrest on July 25th. She was 73.

She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, attended Mount Saint Ursula and Hunter College, and received her MA and Doctorate of Education from Columbia University. She married Joseph Vicino, whom she met at Mount Vernon Hospital, in 1969, moved to Yonkers later that same year, and welcomed daughter Karen in 1972 and Patricia in 1974. She had a long and inspired career as a Registered Nurse, and memorably taught thousands of students for more than 30 years as a nursing professor at The College of Mount Saint Vincent. Carol later guided their progress even further as the Director of the Nursing Program there from 2004-2012, finally semi-retiring later that year. She then served as the Director of the RN-BS Completion Program at Concordia College and continued adjuncting as she loved staying involved in her profession. Mostly retired for the last two years, Carol immensely enjoyed spending time with her husband and daughters, her grandchildren Megan (2000) and Joseph (2005), and her family in Yonkers and on Long Island, whom she saw frequently during regular cousin’s luncheons. She also loved shopping, wine, frequent cruising, traveling, manicures, dinners out, Bejeweled, and keeping her husband of 48 years on his toes, a full-time job in itself. Carol had a strong and compassionate spirit, unshakable ethics and values, and respect for all who were fortunate enough to cross her path. She made this world a better place for all of her family and friends, and although she is and will always be sorely missed, her spirit lives on in our hearts forever. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Monday from 3-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday August 7th at 11am in St. Bartholomew’s Church. Final disposition is private. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10703 (914)965-5488


  • Visitation Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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Gregory Herzing

August 21, 2018

So sorry to hear God Bless all of you.May she RIP sorry for your loss Joe

Theresa Mazzaro-Flora

August 11, 2018

I was so lucky to be a nursing student of Carol Vicino back in the 80’s at CMSV. She not only imparted skills, she taught kindness, compassion, & humor.
I have never forgotten her and how she shaped me into the person I am today. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

Cheryl Costello-Conwell

August 8, 2018

I just heard the news and I am saddened to hear about Dr. Vicino. She was a kind and wonderful wife, mother, teacher, and mentor. She will truly be missed. The profound impact she had on thousands of nursing students is immeasurable. May God rest your soul and comfort your family and friends during these difficult days ahead. ❤️

Belgica Collado

August 7, 2018

Dr Carol Vicino, my first boss at CMSV and my work mom! Thank you for all your life advises, thank you for being such an awesome boss (only saw you in The mornings because you were always in committee meetings all day everyday) and thank you for introducing me to your daughter Trish Vicino. You are and will always be loved beyond words because you were you!! rip 🙏 ♥️

Tracey Kavanagh

August 6, 2018

I am one of the thousands of students
Dr Carol Vicino taught at CMSV
Such an excellent teacher
She could make us laugh when we were almost ready to cry.
Always so nice to the students
Forever in our hearts as one of the great ones.
RIP Carol Vicino

Tracey Kavanagh
Class of 1982

Rebecca Santiago

August 6, 2018

Carol was such an important role model during my 3 years at College of Mount Saint Vincent. During my last 2 semesters before graduating, I suffered the loss of my youngest brother. I was so devastated that I went back to withdraw. Dr. Vicino would not accept my withdrawal telling that the nursing profession needed more intelligent Hispanic bilingual nurses. She offered her condolences , wisdom , and encouragement and allowed me an extra week of mourning. She called me every day to ensure I would return. She had such vision and love for cultural diversity and inclusion. I am forever grateful for her compassion which is a vital ingredient that makes an amazing nurse. My condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues. She will forever be in my heart.

vincent maher

August 6, 2018

Carol always had my back as a nursing student and kept me sane. OK.... relatively sane. She begged me to not attend NYU for grad school. I didn't listen. I lasted one term. I transferred to Columbia. When I told her I'd transferred, she just gave that wonderful grin and said "I told you, damnit." Years later she hired me as faculty first at CMSV and then at Concordia with Susan Apold. What a team those two were. OMG. She's a nurse's nurse. Carol will be sorely missed but definitely never forgotten.

Theresa O'Hagan

August 6, 2018

I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I remember Dr. Vicino very fondly from my first day moving into Spellman Hall Freshman year to share a room with Trish. The whole family was so welcoming and nice. Dr. Vicino had such a great smile and attitude. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Patty Donovan

August 6, 2018

I have so many wonderful memories of Carol from when I was little until now. Carol & Joe were at so many special celebrations. In this picture everyone is together for Kathleen's 80th birthday & came to Florida with Trisha for a visit. Carol & Joe visited me several times on their way down to Charleston to visit Trish & took me to Charleston for a great visit while I was getting chemo!! My favorite memory is when Carol & Joe took my son & I to a Yankee game. That was Ryan's favorite memory of all time!! Your smile, your kindness & especially your sense of humor will be soooo very missed!
Hugs & love from Cousin Patty xoxo

Susan Apold

August 5, 2018

Carol and I sitting in my office with an irate student. Carol, very calm and collected until the student's mother said that Carol had "crazy eyes". A very funny Carol moment. A friend, bur most of all, a mentor. A wonderful lady.