|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 2013|
Sister M. Greta Collins, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton.
She was born on April 19, 1919, in Scranton, PA and given the name Lucy Marie. She was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Collins Collins. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1936, and made her temporary profession of vows on August 2, 1939, and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1942.
Sister Greta served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Mary's Elementary School in Pittston, PA, from 1939 to 1942; St. Paul Elementary School in Cranston, RI, from 1942 to 1947; St. Ann Elementary School in Scranton, PA, from 1947 to 1950; St. Mary of Mount Carmel Elementary School in Dunmore, PA, from 1950 to 1954; Cathedral Elementary School in Scranton, PA, from 1954 to 1968; Lock Haven Catholic Elementary School in Lock Haven, PA, from 1968 to 1972; Our Lady of Peace Elementary School in Clarks Green, PA, from 1972 to 1973; St. Agnes Elementary School in Baltimore, MD, from 1973 to 1975; Wyoming Area Catholic Elementary School in Exeter, PA, from 1975 to 1986; St. Paul Elementary School in New Bern, NC, from 1986 to 1988; St. Paul Elementary School in Scranton, PA, from 1988 to 1990; and Archbishop Neale Elementary School in La Plata, MD, from 1990 to 1995.
Sister also served on the staff at the Marian Convent in Scranton, PA, from 1995 to 1996 and as office assistant at Archbishop Neale Elementary School in La Plata, MD, from 1996 to 2007.
From 2007 until the time of her death, Sister Greta served as a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She received a bachelor of arts degree in education from Marywood College.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas, Joseph, and James; and four sisters, Mary Collins Bird, Margaret Collins Keenan, Catherine Collins Belcore, and Rose Collins. Also preceding Sister Greta in death was Sister Clarencia Bird, IHM.
She is survived by a niece, Sister Carlita Bird, IHM of Scranton, PA.
The funeral will be Monday, February 18, at 11:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Residence, 2300 Adams Avenue in Scranton. Friends may call at Our Lady of Peace Residence on Sunday, February 17, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Interment will follow Mass on Monday at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow, PA.
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 Clarencia Bird, IHM: Memorial# 41057567
Saint Catherine's Cemetery
Plot: IHM Sisters Section; Block 3: Lot 12
Created by: Fran Fasolka, IHM
Record added: Feb 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105265632
Added: Aug. 5, 2014
Added: May. 17, 2013