Sister M. Anysia Donohue, IHM

Sister M. Anysia Donohue, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, PA.

She was born on October 8, 1932, in Pittsburgh, PA, and given the name Lillian. She was the daughter of the late Timothy and Catherine Joyce Donohue. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 4, 1950, made her temporary profession of vows on August 2, 1953, and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1956.  Sister Anysia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and a Master of Science degree in religious education, both from Marywood College.

Sister Anysia served as a teacher in the following schools: St. Paul Elementary School in Scranton, PA, from 1953 to 1957; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Pittston, PA, from 1957 to 1959; St. Rose Elementary School in Carbondale, PA, from 1959 to 1961; St. Mary of the Assumption Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, MD, from 1961 to 1965; Santisimo Nombre de Jesus Elementary School in Lima, Peru, from 1965 to 1970; All Saints Elementary School in Masontown, PA, from 1970 to 1971; St. Rosalia Elementary School in Pittsburgh, PA, from 1971 to 1973; St. Mary of the Mount Elementary School in Pittsburgh, PA, from 1973 to 2006; and Bishop Leonard-St. Mary of the Mount Academy in Pittsburgh, PA, from 2006 to 2012.

Sister Anysia also served as an instructor at the Educational Enrichment Institute at the IHM Center in Scranton, PA, from 2012 to 2018; and on the support staff of the IHM Center in Scranton, PA, from 2014 to 2018.

From 2019 until the time of her death, Sister Anysia was a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton. 

Sister is preceded in death by a brother, Jack, and three sisters, Margaret Imhoff, Catherine Levy and Ann Kasel. She is survived by nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  She is also survived by the members of the IHM Congregation.    

The funeral will be Thursday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Residence, 2300 Adams Avenue in Scranton. Friends may call at Our Lady of Peace Residence on Thursday, April 27, between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow Mass on Thursday at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

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