In Memory

Sister M. Rosemary Cavanaugh, IHM

January 23, 1893 – January 30, 1957

Sister M. Rosemary Cavanaugh, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, January 30, 1957 at the Marian Convent, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on January 23, 1893 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and given the name Marguerite. She was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary Reitz Cavanaugh. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1910, received the religious habit on August 2, 1912, and made profession of her vows on August 3, 1914.

Sister Rosemary enjoyed her years of teaching children at out IHM mission schools, including at St. Clare Elementary School in Scranton, PA.

She is preceded in death a sister, Sister M. Edith, IHM.

Interment is at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, PA.

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 Reflection about our Sister M. Rosemary Cavanaugh:

A serious heart condition failed to deter the activities of Sister M. Rosemary. She conducted two mid-year tests in her class at St. Clare’s School, on Friday. When stricken in the early hours of Monday morning with the fatal heart attack, the test papers had been scored, and the marks posted to her register. Her days of residence at the Marian Convent were filled with little deeds of kindness to those who appeared less able to do the many acts of service necessary for the ill. May God reward her abundantly for her thoughtful kindness to others, and many the prayerful gratitude of those she so graciously served speak her name often to Him whose reward is exceeding great.

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