Tributes, the week of September 24, 2022


Sister Ann Marie O’Brien, IHMSisters, Servants of the Immaculate Coronary heart of Mary (previously often known as Sister M. Mersita) died on Thursday, September 8 at Our Woman of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Sister Ann Marie was born on July 18, 1929, in Avoca, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late John Earl and Mary Lizak O’Brien. Sister entered the IHM congregation on February 2, 1947, her short-term occupation of vows on August 2, 1949, and her closing occupation of vows on August 2, 1952. Sister Ann Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts diploma in Training/Spanish from Marywood. Grasp of Arts diploma in Spanish from School and College of Notre Dame.

Along with serving a number of years at varied faculties in Pennsylvania, Sister Ann Marie additionally labored as a trainer at St. Ephraim Elementary College in Brooklyn from 1964 to 1967 and Maria Regina Diocesan Excessive College in Uniondale, New York from 1967 to 1982. did. She additionally served as Vice-Principal at Maria Regina Diocesan Excessive College from 1978 to 1982.

He served as dean of scholars at Marywood School in Scranton, Pennsylvania from 1984 to 1988; Vice President of Tutorial Affairs at Holy Cross Excessive College in Delran, New Jersey from 1988 to 1996; Director of Ministry Assets for the IHM Congregation in Scranton, Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2014; and help providers on the IHM Middle from 2014 to 2018.

From 2018 till her dying, Sister Ann Mary was Minister of Prayer on the IHM Middle and Our Woman of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She has three first brothers, Joseph, Patrick and John, and a cousin, Sister Daniela McCarthy, IHM. She is survived by nieces and nephews, granddaughters and grandchildren, cousins, and members of the IHM congregation.

Intervention will happen at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania. Attributable to restrictions associated to the coronavirus, funeral mass and cemetery service is non-public.


Sister Maureen Roserita Heagan (previously often known as Sister Mary Jeromita) entered everlasting life after 70 years because the sister of Saint Joseph on 25 August.

Maureen and her brother grew up in St. Thomas Aquinas Parish within the Flatlands, and graduated from Stella Maris Excessive College. As St. Joseph’s sister, Sister Mary Jeromita started her academic ministry as a primary grade trainer at St. Cecilia after which taught eighth grade at Visitation, St. Thomas Aquinas (on Fourth Avenue), St. Matthews, St. Clare, St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Augustine, and St. Athanasius College.

He earned a level from St. John’s College, was skilled as an EKG technician, and studied scripture, theology, and catalysis.

Sister Maureen targeted on non secular training as she served the parish within the Diocese of Brooklyn as a member of the Division of Non secular Training. He unfold his love for the gospel and fervour for evangelism within the diocese of Omaha, Nebraska; Anchorage, Alaska; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Springfield, Illinois.

Returning to New York, Sister Maureen served within the area of grownup training at Our Woman of Snow Parish in Queens after which grew to become a vibrant a part of the communities at Sacred Coronary heart and St.

His stays might be buried at Calvary Cemetery in Brentwood at a future date.



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