In Memory

Sister Mary Carolus Maloney, IHM

December 12, 1896 – December 27, 1982

Sister Mary Carolus Maloney, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Monday, December 27, 1982 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, after a short illness.

She was born in Limerick, Ireland, on December 12, 1896, and was daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Flavin Maloney. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1931, received the religious habit on April 21, 1932, and made profession of her vows on April 24, 1934.

Sister Mary Carolus served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Patrick Elementary School in Scranton, PA; St. Paul Elementary School in Scranton, PA; St. Rose Elementary School in Carbondale, PA; St. Mary of the Assumption Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, MD; St. Joseph Elementary School in Renovo, PA; and the IHM Academy in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

From 1977 until the time of her death, Sister Mary Carolus served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. John Sauls of Syosset, New York, and several nieces.

The funeral will be Wednesday, December 29 with Mass of Christian Burial in the Marian Convent Chapel at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania. Friends may call at the Marian Convent Tuesday 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.

The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary benefited from the efforts to bring young women from Ireland to Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Over the years a total of sixty-five young women became professed IHM religious. Their services were received as far west at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho at the IHM Academy and at St. Edward School, Twin Falls, Idaho. The southern missions witnessed their dedication in Washington, Raleigh, and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. It was remarked that black children in some southern schools were speaking with an Irish brogue! The Sisters from Ireland also served in many locations in Pennsylvania, such as Dushore, Lock Haven, Exeter, Altoona, Pittsburgh, St. Michael’s School in Hoban Heights, Cresson, Pittston, Scranton, and Williamsport. New York and Rhode Island missions also received their services.

Excerpted from The Story of the Native Irish Sisters Who Entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Scranton Pennsylvania by Sister M. Michel Keenan, IHM, 2006, p.18

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