In Memory

Sister Charlotte Marie Roche, IHM

November 8, 1898 – April 2, 1956

Sister Charlotte Marie Roche, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, April 2, 1956.

Daughter of the late James J. and Charlotte Fallon Roche, she was born on November 8, 1898 in Old Forge, Pennsylvania; and given the name Helen C. She entered the IHM Congregation on October 2, 1926, received the religious habit on December 29, 1926, and made profession of her vows on January 2, 1929.

Sister Charlotte Marie enjoyed her years of teaching at our IHM mission schools, including Altoona Catholic High School in Altoona.

The funeral will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton with interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania.

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.

Below is an archival reflection about our Sister Charlotte Maria Roche:

On Easter Monday morning, Sister Charlotte Maria gave her soul back to God. Throughout her long months of suffering she edified all by her complete submission to God’s holy will, and by her patience in suffering. The cheerful spirit she always manifested in her days of health was even more evident in the hard days of illness. The Altoona Catholic High School held her in great respect and esteem. Delegations from the faculty and the student body journeyed to Scranton to attend her funeral Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral. May God rest her zealous soul, and may she intercede with God to obtain for our beloved Community many more vocations, to carry on the apostolate she so fervently served.

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