In Memory

Sister M. Honora Nagle, IHM

October 16, 1908 – September 21, 1960

Sister M. Honora Nagle, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Wednesday, September 21, 1960.

She was born on October 16, 1908 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and given the name Marion. She was the daughter of the late Herman C. and Elizabeth Kinch Nagle. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1933, received the religious habit on August 2, 1933, and made profession of her vows on August 2, 1935.

Sister Honora served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Thomas Regional School in Providence, Rhode Island; Holy Rosary School in Scranton, PA; St. Joseph School in Renovo; St. Rosalia School in Pittsburgh, PA; Epiphany School in Sayre, PA; and Sacred Hearts Hearts of Jesus and Mary School in New York, NY.

Sister also served as Dean of Residence at Marywood College in Scranton, PA, from 1954 to 1956.

She is survived by four brothers, Cyril K., Francis C., Louis A., all of Altoona, PA, and Herman E., of Harrisburg, PA, and a sister, Elizabeth Rouzer of Altoona, PA, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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:

To briefly characterize our beloved Sister M. Honora Nagle, it would be proper to say that she was beautiful. Her lovely smile exemplified the inner beauty which is the glory of the daughters of the King. Her community life edified and rejoiced all. In doing little things for others in her kindly way, she manifested the magnanimity of her beautiful soul. Her contacts with others were her God-given opportunities to be kind and to do good. She was universally loved, for she loved all in God, to who she attracted all. A cruel and painful illness made her ready to meet her divine Spouse. All of us who knew Sister Honora have been drawn closer to God by the example of her holy life and the loving memory if her many kindnesses. May God smile on her whose devout and beautiful life radiated so much happiness to others.

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