Obituary

 

Sister M. Virgine Maurer, IHM

Sister M. Virgine Maurer, IHM, of the Congregation of Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Thursday, November 28, 1991, at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania, after an illness.

Daughter of the late Joseph N. and Helen R. Tennyson Maurer, she was born on February 24, 1916 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1934, was received into the Novitiate on April 30, 1935 and made profession of her vows on August 2, 1937.

Sister Virgine served as a music teacher, as well as a kindergarten and intermediate grades teacher at the following schools: St. Thomas in Archbald; Immaculate Conception in West Pittston; St. Joseph in Renovo; Most Holy Rosary in Syracuse, NY; St. Ann in Nyack, NY; St. John the Evangelist in Silver Spring, MD; and Little Flower in Bethesda, MD; as well as at schools in Manhasset, NY; and Baltimore, MD.

Sister Virgine also served as a principal at schools located in Lock Haven, PA; and at Sacred Heart in Mount Holly, NJ.

From the fall of 1991 until the time of her death, she served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marywood College, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Detroit.

She is preceded in death by a brother, and a sister.

She is survived by two brothers, Kenneth J. of Baltimore, Maryland; and Wilfred T. of Bloomsburg; and a sister, Kathryn E. Maurer of Baltimore, Maryland

The funeral will be Monday with Mass of Christian Burial at the Marian Convent at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow, PA. Friends may call Sunday afternoon or evening at the Marian Convent.

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.