In Memory

Sister M. Mariella Dailey, IHM

April 10, 1925 – April 20, 1963

Sister M. Mariella Dailey, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Saturday, April 20, 1963 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on April 10, 1925 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and given the name Mary. She was the daughter of Daniel and Helen Maloney Dailey. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1943, received the religious habit on May 8, 1944, and made profession of her vows on May 8, 1946.

Sister Mariella served as a teacher at the following schools: Sacred Heart in La Plata, MD, from 1946 to 1953; and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, NY, from 1953 to 1955 and 1956 to 1957. She also served as an English as a Second Language instructor in Scranton, PA, in 1963.

From 1958 until the time of her death, Sister Mariella served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She is survived by a brother, John of Scranton, PA, two sisters, Ann Carrozza of Scranton, PA, and Kathryn Calvey of Clark’s Summit, PA, nieces and nephews.

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:

If, as has been said, suffering is God’s alms to His loved ones, then our dear Sister M. Mariella Dailey was greatly enriched by God’s goodness to her. Half of the eighteen years of her religious life was companioned by suffering. Her early years proved that she was a good, kind teacher, and they were full of promise of a great and holy teaching apostolate. Instead, a crippling arthritic condition brought her the difficult apostolate of suffering. These were years of great pain and immobility; but always her smiling face and self-forgetting spread around her the holy spirit with which she accepted her cross and bore it with signal patience. The priests who visited her at the Marian Convent were very much impressed be her holy, joyous spirit, and they eagerly consigned to her good prayer the success of their apostolate for souls. The last few months of her holy life were gladdened by her assignment to teach English to several Spanish-speaking girls at Marywood Seminary. This apostolate was the cause of great joy to her, for she saw in this work an added opportunity to help others. Her years on earth were not long, but we pray that “being made perfect in a short space, she fulfilled a long time. ” (Wisdom 4, 13)

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