Donate

In Memory

Sister Virginia Waters, IHM

May 15, 1934 – July 7, 2024

Virginia Waters, IHM

Sister Virginia Waters, IHM, (formerly known as Sister Maria Crucis) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Regional Hospital in Scranton, PA.

Born on May 15, 1934, in Marion, OH, Sister Virginia was the daughter of the late Dr. Raymond J. and Virginia Starner Waters. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1957, made temporary profession of her vows on August 4, 1959, and final profession of her vows on August 15, 1964.  Sister Virginia received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the College of Mount St. Joseph, and a Master of Science degree in religious education from Marywood College.

Sister Virginia served as a teacher at St. Matthew Elementary School in East Stroudsburg, PA, from 1959 to 1961.

Sister Virginia served as head nurse and medical-surgical nurse instructor at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Carbondale, PA, from 1961 to 1964; geriatric nurse at the Marian Convent in Scranton, PA, from 1964 to 1967; school nurse at St. Michael’s Industrial School for Boys in Hoban Heights, PA, from 1967 to 1969; medical-surgical nurse instructor at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Carbondale, PA, from 1969 to 1971; and head nurse at St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton, PA, from 1971 to 1978.

Sister also served as an in-service education coordinator at St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton, PA, from 1978 to 1986; pastoral minister at Our Lady of Angels Parish in Brooklyn, NY, from 1986 to 1987; in-service education coordinator at the Marian Convent in Scranton, PA, from 1987 to 2005; and support staff member at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, PA, from 2005 to 2017.

From 2017 until the time of her death, Sister Virginia was a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.

Sister Virginia is survived by a brother, William of Stuart, FL; two sisters, Mary Agnes Foley of Waco, TX, and Frances Zonfrillo of Pacific Palisades, CA; nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. She is also survived by the members of the IHM Congregation.

The funeral will be Friday, July 12, at 11:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Residence, 1510 University Avenue in Dunmore, PA. Friends may call at Our Lady of Peace Residence on Friday, July 12, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow Mass on Friday at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, PA.

Prayer of Remembrance and Funeral Mass

Leave a Reply

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