In Memory

Sister M. Esther Gerrity, IHM

May 5, 1889 – April 1, 1974

Sister M. Esther Gerrity, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, April 1, 1974 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on May 3, 1889 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, and given the name Agnes. She was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary Ann Burke Gerrity. She entered the IHM Congregation on March 25, 1911, received the religious habit on August 2, 1912, and made profession of her vows on August 3, 1914.

Sister Esther served as a teacher in the following schools: St. Laurence Academy in Portland, OR; Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse, NY; St. Mary Elementary School in Avoca; Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Pittston, PA; St. Ann Elementary School in Scranton, PA; St. Rose Elementary School in Carbondale, PA; St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Archbald, PA; and St. Patrick Elementary School in Scranton, PA.

She is preceded in death by four brothers, Henry, Thomas, John J. and Burke, and a sister, Catherine E. Boyd.

She is survived by a sister, Helen of Pittston, PA, 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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