In Memory

Sister M. Consuela McDonald, IHM

March 21, 1891 – August 4, 1967

Sister M. Consuela McDonald, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Friday, August 4, 1967 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on March 21, 1891 in Freeland, PA, and given the name Josephine. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Joanna Ryan McDonald. She entered the IHM Congregation on January 6, 1908, received the religious habit on April 13, 1909, and made profession of her vows on August 2, 1911.

Sister Consuela served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Cecilia Academy in Scranton, PA, from 1911 to 1913; Most Holy Rosary High School in Syracuse, NY, from 1920 to 1930; South Scranton Catholic High School in Scranton, PA, from 1947 to 1950; and St. Mary High School in Manhasset, NY, from 1953 to 1957.

Sister also served on the faculty of Marywood College in Scranton, PA, teaching dramatics and oral English, from 1915 to 1920, and 1930 to 1937.

Sister Consuela served as principal at the following schools: Most Holy Rosary High School in Syracuse, NY, from 1937 to 1941; Holy Rosary High School in Scranton, PA from 1941 to 1947; and St. John the Evangelist High School in Pittston, PA, from 1950 to 1953.

From 1957 until the time of her death, she served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She is preceded in death by six brothers, John, James, Frank Alphonsus, Joseph, William, and Emmett Timothy, and a sister, Clare Supple.

She is survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral will be Monday, August 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the Marian Convent chapel, with interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania. Friends may call on Sunday afternoon at the Marian Convent.

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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