In Memory

Sister M. Anacaria Farrell, IHM

March 10, 1869 – August 29, 1966

Sister M. Anacaria Farrell, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, August 29, 1966, at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on March 10, 1869 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and given the name Bridget. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Murray Farrell. She entered the IHM Congregation on May 24, 1894, received the religious habit on January 1, 1895, and made profession of her vows on February 2, 1897.

Sister Anacaria served as a teacher at the following schools: Laurel Hill Academy in Susquehanna, PA; St. Cecilia Academy in Scranton, PA; St. John the Evangelist School in Pittston, PA; St. Patrick School in Scranton, PA; St. Joseph School in Renovo, PA; St. Joseph School in Danville, PA; St. Paul School in Scranton, PA; and Marywood Seminary in Scranton, PA. She also served as superior at St. Joseph’s Convent in Danville, PA.

She is preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Farrell Finnerty, Elizabeth Keene, and Ella, and a brother, John.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Interment is at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, PA.

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.

Archival Remembrance:

Sister M. Anacaria, at 97, was proud of the distinction of being the oldest member of our Community. She enjoyed a full life and was happy only when busily engaged in teaching. During all these years, a vast number of students benefited from her large experience. A growing weakness was the only indication that the end was near, and she quietly fell asleep in the Lord. May she rest in peace.

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