Sister M. Cecilius McHale, IHM

Sister M. Cecilius McHale, IHM, of the Congregation of Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Sunday, February 18, 1990, at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania, after an illness.

She was born on June 25, 1901 in Jermyn, Pennsylvania; and was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Hannah Murphy McHale.  She entered the IHM Congregation on January 6, 1920, was received into the novitiate on August 2, 1920, and made profession of her vows on August 15, 1922.

Sister Cecilius served as a junior high school teacher at the following schools: St. Patrick Elementary School in Scranton, PA; St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Archbald, PA; St. Cecilia School in Wyoming, PA; St. Paul School in Edgewood, RI: Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse, NY; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD; and St. Mary Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, MD; as well as schools located in New York City, NY; Baltimore, MD; and La Plata, MD.

Sister also served on the support staff of the Marian Convent, from 1972 to 1981.

From 1981 until the time of her death, Sister Cecilius served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She is preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, William, and Hubert; and two sisters, Blanche Boylan and Gertrude Weil.

She is survived by nieces and cousins. 

The funeral will be Monday, February 19 with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Marian Convent chapel. Interment will be at Saint Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania. Friends may call at the Marian Convent Sunday afternoon or evening.

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.