In Memory

Sister M. Leo Hawley, IHM

January 1, 1858 – March 21, 1876

Sister M. Leo Hawley, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Tuesday, March 21, 1876 at St. John the Evangelist Convent in Pittston, Pennsylvania, after a brief illness

She was born in 1858 in Silver Lake, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, and given the name Ann. She was the daughter of Edward and Mary Lannan Hawley. She entered the IHM Congregation on April 26, 1874, received the religious habit on August 14, 1874, and made profession of her vows on March 21, 1876.

Sister Leo served as a teacher at St. John the Evangelist Academy in Pittston.

Interment is at St. John the Evanglist Cemetery in Pittston, 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.

“DIED – at the Academy of the Immaculate Heart, in this place on Tuesday morning the 21st of March, 1876, Sister M. Leo Hawley, aged 21 years.

The family name of the deceased was Hannah Hawley. She entered the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary three years ago, and had resided in Pittston about a year, teaching mathematics in the Academy. Previous to assuming the vows of a religious she resided in Silver Lake, Susquehanna County, where her family still lives. About six weeks ago she was taken sick with erysipelas, and being of frail constitution, continued to decline until death loosed the silver cord. The funeral yesterday morning was largely attended. A high mass was celebrated in Saint John’s church and the body was interred in the parish cemetery.”

obituary from the PITTSTON GAZETTE-FRIDAY MARCH 24,1876

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