In Memory

Sister M. St. Dominic Foley, IHM

November 23, 1906 – May 26, 1980

Sister M. St. Dominic Foley, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died on Monday, May 26, 1980 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, after an extended illness.

She was born on November 23, 1906 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of the late John and Anna Timlin Foley. She entered the IHM Congregation on August 15, 1924, received the religious habit on December 29, 1924, and made profession of her vows on August 15, 1926.

Sister St. Dominic served as a teacher at the following local schools: St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Archbald, PA; Epiphany Elementary School in Sayre, PA; and Sacred Heart of Mary Elementary School in Jermyn, PA; as well as at schools located within Pennsylvania, New York and Rhode Island.

Sister also served as the switch-board operator at Marywood College in Scranton, PA; and prayer minister at the Marian Convent in Scranton, PA.

She was preceded in death by a brother, George, and two infant sisters.

She is survived by a brother, Thomas F. of Scranton, PA, and several nieces and nephews, including Reverend John P. Foley, assistant pastor of St. Aloysius Parish in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Attorney Timothy E. Foley of Dunmore, PA.

The funeral will be Thursday, May 29, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Marian Convent Chapel followed by interment at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call at the Marian Convent Wednesday afternoon or 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.

Archival Remembrance:

In her 45 years of teaching at the intermediate and junior high levels, Sister St. Dominic Foley was assigned to IHM schools located in Rhode Island, New York and in Pennsylvania. In 1971, Sister came to Marywood College and served part-time as a switchboard operator, until poor health brought her to the Marian Convent.

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