In Memory

Sister Mary Robert Gerrity, IHM

May 19, 1879 – March 23, 1967

Sister Mary Robert Gerrity, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Thursday, March 23, 1967 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on May 19, 1879 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and given the name Hannah Jane. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Jane Walton Gerrity. She entered the IHM Congregation on January 6, 1906, received the religious habit on July 26, 1906, and made profession of her vows on July 16, 1908.

Sister Mary Robert served as a teacher at the following schools: Immaculate Conception School in Lock Haven, PA, from 1908 to 1910; St. John’s Home in Cresson, PA, from 1910 to 1913; All Saints School in Masontown, PA, from 1913 to 1921; St. Joseph School in Renovo, PA, from 1921 to 1924; St. Rosalia School in Pittsburgh, PA, from 1924 to 1926; and St. Mary’s Home in Cresson, PA, from 1926 to 1963.

From 1963 until the time of her death, Sister Mary Robert served as a prayer minster at the Marian Convent.

She is survived a sister, Charlotte Devine of Scranton, PA, nieces and nephews.

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.

As per Mr. Anthony Gerrity’s obituary, published right after his death in 1926:

…”Mr. Gerrity is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Joseph Flaherty, of Hoboken, NJ; Mrs. Andrew Sullivan of this city (Scranton); Sister Mary Robert, of the Immaculate Heart Order, Cresson, PA; Mrs. Carl Marcks, Mrs. Thomas (Charlotte) Devine, Elizabeth and Ella Gerrity, all of this city (Scranton); Jett Gerrity of Scranton; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Adney, of Richland Center, Wis., and Mrs. Bridget Ruane, of Scranton. Fourteen grandchildren also survive.”…

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