In Memory

Sister M. Donald Murray, IHM

April 12, 1884 – August 25, 1977

Sister M. Donald Murray, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Thursday, August 25, 1977 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on April 12, 1884 in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, and given the name Agnes (Aggie). She was the daughter of the late Michael John and Bridget Carney Murray, and the step-daughter of the late Bridget McAndrew Murray. She entered the IHM Congregation on March 19, 1904, received the religious habit on August 2, 1904, and professed her vows on July 26, 1906.

Sister Donald served as a teacher in the following schools: St. Patrick Elementary School in Scranton, PA; St. Mary Elementary School in Hollidaysburg, PA; St. Leo Elementary School in Ashley, PA; St. Patrick Elementary School in White Haven, PA; St. Alphonsus Elementary School in New York City, NY; St. Raymond Elementary School in Lynbrook, NY; St. Mary Elementary School in Avoca, PA; St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Archbald, PA; St. Leo Elementary School in Ashley, PA; Holy Rosary Elementary School in Scranton, PA; and St. Matthew Elementary School in East Stroudsburg, PA.

She also served as the superior of the following: St. Joseph’s Hospital Convent in Carbondale, PA, from 1925 to 1926; St. Raymond’s Convent in Lynbrook, NY; St. Mary’s Convent in Avoca, PA; and St. Thomas’ Convent in Archbald, PA.

From 1966 until the time of her death, Sister Donald served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Lydia, Annie (infant), Bridget McDade, Nellie, and Winifred Loretta Dooley, four brothers, Peter, Michael, Patrick, and John (infant), a half-brother, Anthony, and two half-sisters, Kathryn Larkin and Margaret Simrell.

She is survived by 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.

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