Marilyn (Miner) Ricci Borski, 81, of Phoenix, Arizona and formerly of Keeseville, passed away March 10, 2018 after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Born in Keeseville, February 28, 1937, the daughter of Wildred and Merilda (Bezio) Miner.
Marilyn Ricci was a loving wife, parent, grandmother, and gracious giver to the community. By way of New York, Marilyn lived in Arizona for the majority of her life starting her career in the medical profession and laying down roots for her family. She was fortunate to travel the country and the world, living a very full life.
Dedicating her life to the medical profession, Marilyn spent 30+ years as a Neuroscience Clinical Nurse (CNS) working with St. Joseph's Hospital and the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, the worlds largest treatment and research center in the field. She was named faculty at Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of North Dakota, and Texas Women's University helping foster in the next generation of Neuroscience Nurses.
She founded the American Board of Neuroscience Nurses (certifying organization) and was the President for the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certificates. Later in her career Marilyn was able to venture out and make an impact in the Myasthenia Gravis community organizing events, publishing work, traveling, giving presentations, serving on the Arizona Chapter of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, and serving as the Nurse Advisor and co-Vice President.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Stephane Borski, daughter Margaret, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous loved ones, and countless lives impacted.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 AM at St. John's Church in Keeseville. Committal prayers and burial will follow at parish cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville, 834-7667.