In Memory

Sister Mary Peter Burns, IHM

January 21, 1861 – December 24, 1935

Sister Mary Peter Burns, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Tuesday, December 24, 1935.

She was born on January 21, 1861 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, and given the name Elizabeth. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Cook Burns. She entered the IHM Congregation on August 5, 1891, received the religious habit on December 28, 1891, and made profession of her vows on December 28, 1893.

Sister Mary Peter enjoyed her years of teaching children in our IHM mission schools, including at St. Cecilia School in Exeter, PA.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Patrick.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, including Sister M. Ursula Burns, IHM.

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.

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