In Memory

Sister Marie Patrick Comer, IHM

January 18, 1899 – August 6, 1975

Sister Marie Patrick Comer, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Wednesday, August 6, 1975 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, while visiting her family.

She was born on January 18, 1899 in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, and given the name Margaret. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Fox Comer. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 7, 1924, received the religious habit on December 29, 1924, and made profession of her vows on August 15, 1926.

Sister Marie Patrick served as a teacher in the following schools: St. Thomas Regional School Providence, RI, from 1926 to 1931; St. Leo Elementary School in Ashley, PA, from 1931 to 1934 and 1938 to 1940; St. Joseph Elementary School in Renovo, PA, from 1934 to 1938; Most Holy Rosary Elementary School in Syracuse, NY, from 1940 to 1947; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Pittston, PA, from 1947 to 1949; St. John Elementary School in Susquehanna, PA, from 1949 to 1950; St. Mary of the Assumption Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, MD, from 1950 to 1953; St. Mary of the Mount Elementary School in Pittsburgh, PA, from 1953 to 1959; St. Ambrose Elementary School in Bridgeport, CT, from 1959 to 1963; St. Patrick Elementary School in White Haven, PA, from 1963 to 1967; St. Paul Elementary School in New Bern, NC, from 1967 to 1969; St. Lawrence Elementary School in Williamsport, PA, from 1969 to 1970; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Bellefonte, PA, from 1970 to 1972; and St. Thomas Elementary School in Bedford, PA, from 1972 to 1973.

From 1973 until the time of her death, Sister Marie Patrick served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She is preceded in death by two sisters, Nell and Mildred, and a brother, Patrick, Jr.

She is survived by two brothers, Dr. Thomas P. and Francis J., both of of Bethesda, MD, a sister, Irene, of Bethesda, MD, nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held on Monday, August 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the Marian Convent Chapel, with interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania. Friends may call at the Marian Convent on Sunday 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.

“Sister Marie Patrick Comer, IHM, died Wednesday night at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md.

Sister Marie Patrick was visiting her sister, Miss Irene Comer in Bethesda, when she was stricken ill several days ago.

Born in Old Forge, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Fox Comer, she entered the congregation on Sept. 7, 1924 and received her habit on Dec. 29, 1924. Sister Marie Patrick made her professional vows on Aug. 15, 1926.

She had been stationed at St. Leo’s Convent, Ashely; St. Joseph’s Convent, Renovo; Most Holy Rosary Convent, Syracuse, N.Y.; St. John’s Convent, Pittston; St. Mary’s Convent, Pittsburgh; St. Ambrose Convent, Bridgeport, Conn.; St. Thomas Convent, Bedford; and at the time of her death was a resident of the Marian Convent, Marywood.

Other survivors are two brothers, F.J. Comer, and Dr. T.P. Comer, Bethesda.

The funeral will be Monday from the convent, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the convent chapel. Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.”

above obituary is from The Scranton Times-Tribune newspaper, published Aug 7 1975, pg. 22

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