In Memory

Sister Mary Nicholas Scanlon, IHM

March 6, 1911 – May 8, 1977

Sister Mary Nicholas Scanlon, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, May 8, 1977 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on March 6, 1911 in Edgewood, RI. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Nora Finnerty Scanlon. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8 1930, made temporary profession of her vows on April 24, 1933, and made final profession of her vows on August 1, 1936.

Sister Mary Nicholas served as a teacher at the following schools: Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School in Forty Fort, PA; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Binghamton, NY; Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Scranton, PA, from 1959 to 1965; St. Agnes School in Baltimore, MD, from 1966 to 1967; St. Paul School in Cranston, RI, from 1967 to 1976; Sacred Heart School in La Plata, MD; as well as at schools located in Kingston, PA.

Sister Mary Nicholas also worked in child care for resident children at St. Joseph’s Children and Maternity Hospital in Scranton, from 1965 to 1966.

From 1976 until the time of her death, she served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Cornelius, Edmund, John and Thomas; and four sisters, Mary, Loretta, Helen Stannard and Bernadette Long.

She is survived by two sisters, Mildred Lally and Sister Mary Cornelius, IHM; and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will follow the Mass of Christian Burial 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *