In Memory

Sister Mary Regina O’Neill, IHM

February 22, 1866 – April 15, 1886

Sister Mary Regina O’Neill, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Thursday, April 15, 1886, at St. Rose’s Novitiate in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.

She was born on February 22, 1866 in Pleasant Mount, Pennsylvania, and given the name Mary Catherine. She was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Cronan O’Neill. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 29, 1882, received the religious habit on March 27, 1883, and made profession of her vows on April 6, 1885.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Teresa (later known as Sister M. Regina, IHM) and Matilda McCormick, and a brother, Henry.

Interment is at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Carbondale, 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.

“Sister Regina’s death occurred in Saint Rose’s Novitiate, April 15, 1885 (sic), three years after her entrance to the community in her eighteenth year. She was Miss Mary O’Neill of Pleasant Mount, Wayne County. She died on the first anniversary of her profession, in her twenty-first year of life.”

Excerpted from The Sisters of the I.H.M.: The Story of The Founding of The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Their Work In The Scranton Diocese by Sister M. Immaculata Gillespie, IHM, P.J. Kenedy & Sons, NY, 1921, p. 203

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