|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 1932|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 2006|
Sister Joan Coyne, IHM, formerly known as Sister Maria Pacis, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on September 10 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
Born on September 24, 1932, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Edward Joseph and Maria Lavelle Coyne. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1956, and made her temporary profession of vows on August 5, 1958, and her final profession of vows on August 15, 1963.
She served as teacher at Our Lady of Grace Elementary School in Greensboro, NC, from 1958 to 1962; St. Mary Elementary School in Goldsboro, NC, from 1962 to 1967; St. Monica Elementary School in Raleigh, NC, from 1967 to 1970; St. Clare Elementary School in Scranton from 1972 to 1973; St. Joseph Elementary School in Williamsport from 1973 to 1974; St. Michael Elementary School in Hoban Heights from 1974 to 1977; St. Mary of Mount Carmel Elementary School in Dunmore from 1977 to 1984; and at St. Patrick Elementary School in Scranton from 1984 to 1986. From 1970 to 1973, Sister Joan was the directress of postulants for the IHM Congregation. Sister Joan served as a pastoral minister and teacher of religious education at St. Ann Parish in Scranton from 1986 to 1990. She also served as a pastoral associate at St. Francis deSales Parish in Lumberton, NC, from 1990 to 1991 and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Rocky Mount, NC, from 1995 to 1998. She was the director of the IHM Associate Program from 1998 to 2001 and Coordinator of Prayer Groups from 2001 to 2006. She was a night chaplain at Community Medical Center in Scranton from 1985 to 1990 and also a hospice volunteer. She also served at Marywood University as an advisor to students with special needs from 2000 to 2001. From January 2006 until the time of her death she served as a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence.
She received a bachelor's and master's degree in education and a master's degree in religious education all from Marywood College.
Surviving are two brothers; John of Scranton and Robert of Clarks Summit, and four sisters; Ann Cummings of Scranton, Elizabeth O'Connor of Scranton, Mary Mellon of Bethlehem, and Eileen Haggerty of Scranton; a niece, Sr. Mary Ellen Coyne, IHM, of New Bern, NC; many nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday, September 13, at 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at the IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue in Scranton followed by interment at St. Catherine Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call at Our Lady of Peace Residence, 2300 Adams Avenue in Scranton, on Tuesday, September 12, between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Building Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa. 18509.
Saint Catherine's Cemetery
Plot: IHM Sisters Section; Block 5; Lot 14-4R
Created by: Fran Fasolka, IHM
Record added: Feb 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34215053
Rest in Peace, Sister. You have served the Lord well.|
Added: Sep. 13, 2009
Added: Feb. 26, 2009