In Memory

Sister M. Jacqueline Cunningham, IHM

December 19, 1913 – May 10, 1990

Sister M. Jacqueline Cunningham, IHM, of the Congregation of Sisters, Servants of Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Thursday, May 10, 1990, at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania, after an illness.

She was born December 19, 1913, in New York City, NY, and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She was the daughter of the late Matthew and Josephine Sullivan Cunningham. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 18, 1932, was received into the novi­tiate on August 2, 1932, and made profession of her vows on August 2, 1934.

Sister Jacqueline served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Joseph Elementary School in Williamsport, PA; All Saints Elementary School in Masontown, PA; Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School in Forty Fort, PA; St. Matthew Elementary School in Wilmington, DE; St. Patrick Elementary School in Oneida, NY; Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse, NY; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Asbury Park, NJ; well as at schools located in Pittsburgh, PA and Forest Hills, NY.

From 1984 until the time of her death, Sister Jacqueline served at the Marian Convent.

She is preceded in death by three brothers, Matthew, James and Francis, and three sisters, Annamae McLaughlin, Rosemary and Bernadette.

She is survived by two sisters, Sister M. Bernard, IHM of Mount Holly, New Jersey, and Mrs. Josepha Carley, a brother, Gerard, all of of Brooklyn, New York, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday, May 15 with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in the Marian Convent chapel. Interment will folllow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania. Friends may call at the Marian Convent on Monday 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.

Archival Remembrance:

Sister Jacqueline Cunningham was a very kind person who lived the beatitudes. Her respect for the dignity of every individual reflected her personal holiness. She was loved by the sisters in community, the children and their parents whom she taught, and all who were privileged to know her.

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