Sister M. Hortense O’Boyle, IHM

Sister M. Hortense O’Boyle, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Friday, October 14, 1977, at the Marian Convent after an illness.

Daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Feeley O’Boyle, she was born September 9, 1897 in Olyphant, Pennsylvania.  She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1915, received the holy habit on December 28, 1915, and made profession of her  vows on January 3, 1918.

Sister Hortense served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Paul School in Scranton; Most Holy Rosary School  in Syracuse, NY; St. Dominic School  in Oyster Bay, NY; and St. Patrick School in Oneida, NY.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary O'Hara and Agnes Kearney; and a brother, Frank.

Surviving is a sister, Miss Marguerite O’Boyle of Olyphant; a niece and a nephew.

The funeral will be Monday, Oct. 17 with a Mass at 9:30 a.m. at the Marian Convent Chapel. Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, PA. Friends may call at the Marian Convent on Saturday and Sunday.

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.