In Memory

Sister M. Anna Clare Johnson, IHM

February 9, 1906 – May 9, 1983

Sister M. Anna Clare Johnson, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died of an apparent heart attack on Monday, May 9, 1983 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on February 9, 1906 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, and given the name Helen (Eleanor) Mary. She was the daughter of the late James and Anna Coyne Johnson. She entered the IHM Congregation on May 25, 1926, received the religious habit on August 15, 1926, and made profession of her vows on August 15, 1928.

Sister Anna Clare served as a math and science teacher at the following schools: St. Rose School in Carbondale, PA; St. Joseph School in Williamsport, PA; St. Basil School in Dushore, PA; St. Ann School in Scranton, PA; St. Patrick School in Scranton, PA; Holy Rosary School in Scranton, PA; St. Paul School in Scranton, PA; St. Dominic School in Oyster Bay, NY; St. Patrick School in Oneida, NY; St. Paul School in Cranston, RI; and Archbishop Neale School in La Plata, MD; as well as schools located in New York City, NY, and Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

From 1973 until the time of her death, Sister Anna Clare served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She is preceded in death by two sisters, Sister Agnes Marie, IHM, and Sister M. Virginia, IHM.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, and grandnephews.

The funeral will be Wednesday, May 11 with Mass of Christian Burial in the Marian Convent Chapel at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow Pennsylvania. Friends may call at the Marian Convent Tuesday afternoon or 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.

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