|Birth: ||Feb. 19, 1917|
|Death: ||Mar. 20, 2007|
Sister M. Marthine Culhane, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on March 20 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
Born on February 19, 1917 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Martha McMunn Culhane. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1936 and made her temporary profession of vows on May 8, 1939 and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1942.
She served as a teacher at St. Ann Elementary School in Scranton from 1951 to 1956; Monsignor McHugh Elementary School in Cresco from 1961 to 1967; St. Leo Elementary School in Ashley from 1983 to 1985; St. Paul Elementary School in Scranton from 1985 to 1988; Nativity Elementary School in Scranton from 1989 to 1994. She was principal at St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Susquehanna from 1968 to 1970; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Bellefonte from 1976 to 1981; St. Leo in Ashley from 1981 to 1982; and at St. Mary Elementary School in Avoca in 1983. She also served in schools in Providence, RI; Coeur d'Alene and Twin Falls, ID; Manhasset and Smithtown, NY; Clinton, MD; and Bridgeport, CT.
She was a tutor in Carbondale at the IHM Educational Enrichment Institute, St. Rose Elementary School and Sacred Heart Elementary Center from 1994 to 1999. She was the coordinator at the Marian Convent from 1989 to 1994. She served on the staff at Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale from 1999 to 2001. From 2001 until the time of her death, she served as prayer minister at the Marian Convent and Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She received a bachelor degree and a master degree both in education from Marywood College.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Margaret Munley, Martha, Elizabeth McDermott, and Sister Therese, IHM; and two brothers, Rev. Thomas, CSC, and Francis.
Surviving are two nieces, Mary Borthwich of New Hope and Alice Marie of Canton, CT; and two nephews, Mike McDermott of Valley Cottage, NY and Patrick McDermott of Woodbury, MN.
The funeral will be Thursday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Residence, 2300 Adams Avenue in Scranton followed by interment at St. Catherine Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call at Our Lady of Peace Residence on Wednesday, March 21, between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa. 18509.
Sister M. Therese Culhane, IHM: Memorial# 34215183
Saint Catherine's Cemetery
Plot: IHM Sisters Section; Block 4; Lot 9-1R
Created by: Fran Fasolka, IHM
Record added: Feb 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34002995
Rest in Peace, Sister. You have served the Lord well.|
Added: Sep. 13, 2009