In Memory

Sister M. Ignatius Browne, IHM

July 15, 1913 – August 8, 1966

Sister M. Ignatius Browne, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, August 8, 1966 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.

She was born on July 15, 1913 in New York City, New York, NY, and given the name Mary E. She was the daughter of the late John J. and Julia Keane Browne. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1932, received the religious habit on April 24, 1933 and made profession of her vows on April 30, 1935.

Sister Ignatius served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Joseph School in Williamsport, PA, from 1935 to 1936; Cathedral School in Scranton, PA, from 1936 to 1943; IHM Academy in Coeur d’Alene, ID, from 1943 to 1947; Holy Angels School in Hayes, PA, from 1947 to 1948; St. Alphonsus School in New York City, NY, from 1948 to 1956; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School in Forest Hills, NY, from 1956 to 1957; St. Lawrence Parish School in Portland, OR, from 1958 to 1964; and St. Agnes School in Baltimore, MD, from 1964 to 1966.

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:

Our Sister M. Ignatius’ death was a shock to her many friends who might not have known of her brief but fatal illness. She had kept up her school work until the end of the year despite increasing pain and weakness. A message to Mother M. Beata from a lay teacher in St. Agnes’ School echoes the sentiment of all who knew Sister: “I rejoice with you and Sister on her having fought the good fight and won the reward of her generosity. I am sure she worked only to be the ‘apple of His eye.’ Sister captured, from all who knew her, admiration for her courage and determination. She must have prayed the petition of her Patron many times, especially during her illness. If I might sum up what I knew of her it would be ‘She was truly an Ignatius.”

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