Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary and I shared in many Estonian activities, including folk dancing. Over the years she encouraged and blessed me in many ways, professionally and as a friend. I miss her. Jennifer Benichou

Posted by Jennifer Benichou - New York, NY - Friend   November 19, 2020

Mary was a wonderful colleague at the community college. Whenever we talked about work issues, she
was always very supportive. Mary was a warm, friendly person who handled with her illness with grace.
Her passing is a big loss for students and faculty at BMCC. My condolences to her family
- Kate Walter, coworker, NYC

Posted by Kate Walter - New York, NY - Coworker   October 07, 2020

Mary, thank you for your friendship, your kindness, your intellect. You put up a valiant fight. I will miss you and cherish your memory always.
October 6, 2020

Posted by Gabriella Morvay - New York, NY - Friend   October 06, 2020

Prof.Sepp as the students and staff at the ESL used to called her. We are deeply sad about her death, she always smiled to us I'm so sorry
Altagracia Soldevilla

Posted by altagracia Soldevilla - Bronx, NY - Coworker   October 06, 2020

Mary was not only a thoughtful colleague but also a generous one with her time, expertise and knowledge. When I first met her she was the schedule coordinator in our department, but she soon became someone I could easily go to with questions or for advice. Mary was also modest, never boasting about her many accomplishments, and readily sharing resources at her disposal. Above all, I found her admirable as she managed her illness with quiet resolve. I will miss her.

Posted by Sofia Sequenzia - Brooklyn, NY - Coworker   October 06, 2020


You will be missed at BMCC. Thank you for your commitment to students and the college. RIP Mary

Posted by Shane Snipes - New York, NY - Coworker   October 05, 2020

I am a colleague of Mary's at BMCC-CUNY. I have known Mary for 20 years, and the first course I taught at BMCC was offered to me by Mary. It has been such a wonderful pleasure knowing her all these years and working with her. She was an exceptionally lovely person, and she remains in my heart - always. I will always remember her and I'm grateful to have had the chance to know and work with her. She was such a special and wonderful person and colleague. Mary - I will miss you. Fare thee well, dear friend and colleague.

Posted by Susan Neri-Friedwald - NYC, NY - Coworker   October 05, 2020

A wonderful woman and educator. Will be greatly missed by all.

Posted by Maria Enrico - Dobbs Ferry, NY - Coworker   October 05, 2020

I am one of Professor Sepp former students at BMCC. I am really sadden to her of her passing. She is one of the professors who will always be in my heart, because of her kindness towards everyone. Will miss seeing her on campus.

Posted by Thelma Montoute    October 05, 2020

How sad for your loss! I'm in the music department at Bmcc and have not met Mary. She was so young. May she Rest In Peace.

Posted by Rosemary George - New York, NY - Teacher   October 05, 2020

For seven years, Mary and I shared an office at BMCC. Simply put, she was a kind, selfless, loving, amazingly smart woman. We bonded immediately; not over language and teaching and all things academic (though we often discussed our approaches to teaching and our students), but over our love of the Mets and Knicks. As Mary used to say: misery loves company. Mary and I experienced many rites of passage while together in our office including the births of her much loved neices and nephews and my grandchildren, the deaths of our mothers, and Mary's courageous battle during the last years of her life. We laughed (I will never forget her giggle) and cried together like few office mates do. I will cherish her memory and think of her smile and laugh forever.

Posted by Mark Hoffman - Jackson Heights, NY - Friend   October 04, 2020

Mary What a wonderful kind and wise friend you were to me. I will miss you so very much.

Posted by Veronica Parrett - Scotland - Friend   October 04, 2020

Mary- our long friendship sustained me through many of life's ups and downs. Thank you for being a reliable, trustworthy presence in my life. I will always remember the good times we shared. I miss you. Rest in peace. Carole

Posted by Carole - Mamaroneck, NY - friend   October 04, 2020

In Loving Memory of our dear cousin Mary Margaret Sepp

Posted by Love Tara and Karen    October 03, 2020


Mary - you are in my thoughts every minute of every day and though I wish you were still here with us, I know your pain has ended and you are free from that awful disease. I miss you but I know we will see each other again.

Posted by EJ - Pelham, NY - Brother   October 02, 2020