In Memory

Sister M. Imelda Sharpe, IHM

March 17, 1901 – May 21, 1980

Sister M. Imelda Sharpe, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Wednesday, May 21, 1980, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, after an illness.

Daughter of the late William and Teresa McAndrew Sharpe, she was born on March 17, 1901 in Pittston, Pennsylvania; and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1937, received the religious habit on August 2, 1937, and pronounced her vows on August 2, 1939.

Sister Imelda served as a math and science teacher in the followings schools: Most Holy Rosary in Syracuse, NY; Holy Rosary in Scranton; Bishop O’Hara in Dunmore; St. John in Susquehanna; as well as schools located in La Plata, MD; and Pittsburgh, PA.

Sister served as principal at the following schools: St. Dominic in Oyster Bay, NY; St. Rose in Carbondale; and St. John in Susquehanna. She also served as assistant principal at Kingston Catholic High School, in Kingston.

In 1975 Sister Imelda came to Marywood College, where she served as a department assistant in the Office of the Registrar, and served as Advisor to International Students.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and John Bertrand (Bert).

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Anne (Joseph) Boyce and Teresa Sharpe, both of Scranton; Mrs. Agnes Catherine (Joseph) Brennan of Clarks Summit; a brother, William of Scranton; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the IHM Generalate Chapel. Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania. Friends may call at the Marian Convent on Friday afternoon or evening.

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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