Sister M. Bernadette Carmody, IHM

Sister M. Bernadette Carmody, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Thursday, January 25, 1979, at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania, after an illness.

Born on June 11, 1909 in Brooklyn, New York, she  was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Margaret Brosnan Carmody. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1929, received the religious habit August 2, 1929, and pronounced her vows on July 31, 1931.

Sister Bernadette served as a teacher in high schools within New York and New Jersey. She served as school principal in schools in Nyack, NY; Oyster Bay, NY; and Silver Spring, MD; and as religious superior at Our Lady of Grace Convent, Manhasset, NY. Her last assignment before retirement was teaching at Sacred Heart School in Mount Holly, NJ.

From 1978 until the time of her death, Sister Bernadette served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She is preceded in death by a sister, Sister M. Ephrem, IHM, who died last March.

Surviving are a brother, Rev. John Carmody of Bridgehampton, NY, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Carroll of Brooklyn, NY. 

The funeral will be Saturday, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Marian Convent. Interment will be at St. Catherine Cemetery, Moscow, PA.

Friends may call at the Marian Convent Friday afternoon and 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.