In Memory

Sister M. Ann Dolora Cullen, IHM

March 22, 1910 – July 25, 1960

Sister M. Ann Dolora Cullen, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, July 25, 1960 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on March 22, 1910 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and given the name Agnes. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes Golden Cullen. She entered the IHM Congregation on August 15, 1927, received the religious habit on December 28, 1927, and made profession of her vows on December 27, 1929.

Sister Ann Dolora served as a teacher at St. Rosalia Elementary School in Pittsburgh, PA, from 1930 to 1937; and St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Binghamton, NY, from 1937 to 1953.

She also served as a catechetical instructor at St. John the Evangelist Catechetical Center in Binghamton, NY, from 1937 to 1953; and catechetical instructor and superior at St. Agnes Catechetical Center in Forest City, from 1953 to 1959.

From 1959 until the time of her death, Sister Ann Dolora served as a social worker at St. Joseph’s Children’s and Maternity Hospital in Scranton, PA.

She is survived by two sisters, Sister M. Clotide, IHM, of Scranton, PA, and Mrs. Dolores MacPherson of Pocono Manor, PA, a brother, Thomas of East Orange, NJ, nieces and nephews.

Interment is 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.

Archival Remembrance:

From what seemed perfect health, our revered Sister M. Ann Dolora Cullen entered the waiting room of death. It was difficult to believe that this ever-active Sister was so soon to be called by God to her eternal reward. She was a graceful and gracious Sister. Her smile and radiant life enabled her to draw countless souls to God. In her work, whether school, music, or social service, she was a perfectionist, doing all things well. All who knew her marveled that one person could accomplish so much. Yet is it for her own holy self that she is most fondly remembered. Truly, she was an “image Sister,” gently portraying to priests and people the admirable example of a true Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. May the joy and the peace which she brought to others be her reward, and may the love she had for her Congregation draw many others to the vocation she so generously and splendidly followed.

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