In Memory

Sister M. Mericia Brown, IHM

February 23, 1909 – April 7, 1981

Sister M. Mericia Brown, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died on Tuesday, April 7, 1981 at St. Rose Convent in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, of an apparent heart attack.

She was born on February 23, 1909 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and was daughter of the late Thomas F. and Catherine Mahady Brown. She entered the IHM Congregation on August 2, 1925, received the religious habit on December 28, 1925, and made profession of her vows on December 28, 1927.

Sister Mericia taught junior high school subjects at the following schools: St. John Elementary School in Pittston, PA; Most Holy Rosary Elementary School in Syracuse, NY; St. Patrick Elementary School in Oneida, NY; and St. Dominic Elementary School in Oyster Bay, NY; as well as at IHM schools in Pittsburgh and Lock Haven, PA.

From 1978 until the time of her death, Sister Mericia served as a prayer minister at St. Rose Convent in Carbondale, PA.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Leo J. Feeney, of Scranton, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday April 9 at the Marian Convent, Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania. Friends may call at the Marian Convent Wednesday 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.

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