In Memory

Sister M. Emmanuel Carey, IHM

October 8, 1883 – April 21, 1966

Sister M. Emmanuel Carey, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Thursday, April 21, 1966 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on October 8, 1883 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and given the name Alice. She was the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Catherine Moran Carey. She entered the IHM Congregation on October 15, 1906, received the religious habit on July 16, 1907, and made profession of her vows on April 13, 1909.

Sister Emmanuel served as a teacher at the following schools: St. John the Evangelist School in Scranton, PA, from 1907 to 1913 and 1943 to 1946; St. Alphonsus School in New York City, from 1913 to 1916; All Saints School in Masontown, PA, from 1916 to 1917; Immaculate Conception School in Lock Haven, PA, from 1926 to 1928; St. John the Evangelist School in Pittston, PA, from 1928 to 1934; St. Joseph School in Renovo, PA, from 1940 to 1943; St. Patrick School in Olyphant, PA, from 1946 to 1949; and St. Michael’s School for Boys in Hoban Heights, PA, from 1949 to 1961.

Sister served as principal at the following schools: St. Dominic School in Oyster Bay, NY, from 1934 to 1940; St. Joseph School in Renovo, PA, from 1940 to 1943; and St. John the Evangelist School in Scranton, PA, from 1943 to 1946.

From 1961 until the time of her death, Sister Emmanuel served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

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 reflection about our Sister M. Emmanuel:

Sister Emmanuel had a special gift for spreading happiness. Everywhere one came upon a group of laughing Sisters, Sister Emmanuel was the center and usually the source of the merriment. She taught in our schools in Scranton, Olyphant, Pittston, Renovo, Hoban Heights, and Oyster Bay; and filled the office of Superior and Principal in Oyster Bay and Renovo. She was an excellent teacher, bringing to her work a good mind and the signal quality of fairness. This latter quality is still recalled by those students who came under her teaching. Many of her former students kept in touch with her all through the years, visited her in her final illness, and felt honored to act as her pallbearers.

May her joyful spirit remain with us that we, too, may serve God with the same happy abandonment to His holy will, and may Sister Emmanuel enjoy eternal rest.

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