In Memory

Sister M. Stephanie Murray, IHM

March 16, 1886 – November 25, 1964

Sister M. Stephanie Murray, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Wednesday, November 25, 1964 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.

She was born on March 16, 1886 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and given the name Margaret Mary. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Harrington Murray. She entered the IHM Congregation on January 6, 1909, received the religious habit on April 13, 1909, and made profession of her vows on August 2, 1911.

Sister Stephanie served as a domestic at the following: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Convent in Altoona, PA; St. Patrick’s Convent in Scranton, PA; St. Basil’s Convent in Dushore, PA; St. Ephrem’s Convent in Brooklyn, NY; and St. Paul’s Convent in Edgewood, RI.

Sister also served in child care for resident children at St. Mary’s Home in Cresson, PA.

Sister Stephanie served as a prayer minister at St. Agnes Place in Elmhurst, PA, from 1937 to 1956, and at the Marian Convent in Scranton, PA, from 1956 until the time of her death.

The funeral will be Saturday, November 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the Marian Convent chapel, with interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, PA. Friends may call on Friday afternoon or evening 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.

Archival Remembrance:

Sister M. Stephanie Murray will be long remembered for her service to our Congregation. Her work was meticulously performed. Carelessness on the part of those who were assigned to help her was not to be overlooked. The work must be done well and perfectly. For thirty years, she was a patient at Saint Agnes Convent, Elmhurst; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Carbondale; and the Marian Convent, Marywood. At the Marian Convent, though ill and suffering, she spent herself in serving the needs of the Sisters with whom she lived. Many were the kind deeds she preformed, and many were the prayers she offered for all. May God be merciful to Sister M. Stephanie, who so well combined in her life the duty of prayer and service.

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