In Memory

Sister Marie Terese MacDermott, IHM

September 23, 1893 – June 2, 1966

Sister Marie Terese MacDermott, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Thursday, June 2, 1966 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on September 23, 1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and given the name Helen. She was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Margaret Kelley MacDermott, She entered the IHM Congregation on April 8, 1912, received the religious habit on August 2, 1913, and made profession of her vows on July 6, 1915.

Sister Marie Terese served as a domestic at the following convents located in PA: St. Bernard in Hastings, from 1915 to 1916; St. Joseph in Danville, from 1916 to 1917; St. Agnes Place in Elmhurst, from 1928 to 1956; and at convents located in Susquehanna and Scranton.

Sister also served in child care for resident children at St. Patrick’s Orphanage in Scranton, PA, from 1919 to 1920; and St. Mary’s Home in Cresson, PA, from 1920 to 1928

From 1956 until the time of her death, Sister Marie Terese served in the laundry at the Marian Convent.

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

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:

Our dear Sister Marie Terese wrote her own eulogy. Everyone knows of her selfless work for our ill and aged Sisters, first at Elmhurst, then at the Marian Convent. She assumed the laundry chore, which, as everyone knows is an endless task in a hospital. Though her Superiors tried to relieve her of this duty, she continued it to the end.

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