In Memory

Sister M. Bernadette Horan, IHM

July 8, 1925 – January 15, 1996

Sister M. Bernadette Horan, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, January 15, 1996 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on July 8, 1924 in Scranton, PA, and given the name Madelyn Ann. She was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary Norton Horan. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1942, made her temporary profession of vows on May 8, 1945 and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1948.

Sister Bernadette served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Clare Elementary School in Scranton, PA; Nativity of Our Lord Elementary School in Scranton, PA; Holy Rosary Elementary School in Scranton, PA; Most Holy Rosary Elementary School in Syracuse, NY; St. Michael’s School for Boys in Hoban Heights, PA; St. Rose Elementary School in Carbondale, PA; St. Mary in Goldsboro, NC; Monsignor McHugh Elementary School in Cresco, PA; St. Thomas Elementary School in Bedford, PA; St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Archbald, PA; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Binghamton, NY; Notre Dame Elementary School in East Stroudsburg, PA; St. Raymond in East Rockaway, NY; and Wyoming Area Catholic Elementary School in Wyoming, PA.

From 1994 until the time of her death, Sister Bernadette served in prayer ministry at the Marian Convent.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a Master of Arts degree in reading, both from Marywood College.

She is survived by a cousin, Joseph Ryan of Scranton, PA.

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:

With kindness and gentleness, Sr. Bernadette touched the lives of hundreds of children as an elementary school teacher when she died on January 15, leaving behind a vibrant, living legacy.

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