In Memory

Sister M. Maura Fleury, IHM

April 23, 1899 – March 25, 1983

Sister M. Maura Fleury, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Friday, March 25, 1983 at the Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania, after an illness.

She was born on April 23, 1899 in Walden, NY, and was the daughter of the late John and Anne Shea Fleury. She entered the IHM Congregation on May 24, 1921, received the religious habit on August 2, 1921, and made profession of her vows on August 15, 1923.

During her fifty-three years of teaching, Sister Maura taught intermediate and junior high grades at the following schools: Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse, NY; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Elementary School in Forest Hills, NY; St. Peter of Alcantara Elementary School in Port Washington, NY; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Clinton, MD; St. Mary Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, MD; St. Leo Elementary School in Ashley, PA; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Binghamton, NY; and at schools located in Manhasset, NY, and Lock Haven, PA.

From 1976 until the time of her death, Sister Maura served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent in Scranton, PA.

She is preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Jane Everett, and a brother, Joseph.

She is survived by a brother, William of East Port, Maine, a nephew, and several nieces.

The funeral will be Monday, March 28 with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in the Marian Convent chapel. Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania. Friends may call on Sunday afternoon at the Marian Convent.

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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