In Memory

Sister M. Lawrence Tierney, IHM

October 4, 1895 – September 12, 1970

Sister M. Lawrence Tierney, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on September 12, 1970 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania, following a short illness.

Daughter of the late Edward and Hanna Doyle Tierney, she was born on October 26, 1897 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and given the name Anna. She entered the IHM Congregation on October 1, 1914, received the religious habit on July 6, 1915, and made profession of her vows on August 2, 1917.

Sister Lawrence served as a teacher in the following IHM schools: Holy Rosary in Scranton, from 1917 to 1918; St. John in Pittston, from 1918 to 1919; St. Joseph in Williamsport, from 1919 to 1921; St. Cecilia in Scranton, from 1921 to 1923; St. Leo in Ashley, from 1923 to 1928; Sacred Heart in Jermyn, from 1928 to 1929; St. Charles in Sugar Notch, from 1929 to 1934; St. Mary in Pittston, from 1936 to 1938; St. Thomas in Archbald, from 1938 to 1939; St. Mary of Mt. Carmel in Dunmore, from 1939 to 1944; Mother of Mercy in Washington, NC, from 1944 to 1949; Holy Rosary in Scranton, from 1949 to 1952; St. Peter of Alcantara in Port Washington, NY, from 1952 to 1955; and Epiphany in Sayre, from 1955 to 1970.

She is survived by a sister, Cecelia O’Brien of Baltimore, MD, nieces and nephews.

There will be a con-celebrated high Mass of the Recitation of the Rosary at Church of the Epiphany at 11: 00 am on Monday, September 14. Following the Mass, the casket will be removed to the Marian Convent in Scranton. The funeral mass will be on Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Marian Convent in Scranton. Interment will follow 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.

Below is transcribed text from obituary in The Evening Times newspaper from Sayre, Pa., published September 14, 1970

” Sister M. Lawrence Tierney of Sayre, died Saturday a the Robert Packer Hospital following a two week illness.

Sister Tierney was a Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and taught in the Sayre Epiphany School for 16 years.

She was born in Susquehanna, Pa., October 26, 1897, the daughter of Edward J. and Hannah Doyle Tierney.

Sister Tierney is survived by one sister, Mrs. John O’Brien of Baltimore, Md., six nieces and one nephew.

A con-celebrated high mass of the recitation of the Rosary was celebrated this morning at 11 o’clock in the Church of the Epiphany.

Following the mass, Sister Tierney was removed to the Immaculate Heart of Marian Convent, Marywood, Scranton, Pa.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 9:30 at the Marian Convent.”

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