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Sr Mary Gemma Brennan
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1908
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 2011
Scranton
Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania, USA


Sister Mary Gemma Brennan, RSM, a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community died at Mercy Center on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Sister Gemma was born December 1, 1908 in Wilkes-Barre, PA and was the daughter of John and Helen Finnegan Brennan. Sister Gemma graduated from St. Mary's High School in Wilkes-Barre in 1927 and graduated from Misericordia University earning a degree in Elementary Education. Additionally, Sister Gemma earned a Masters Degree in Education from Fordham University. Sister Gemma entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1925 in Dallas and professed her vows on August 14, 1928. For 56 years her talents were shared in the dioceses of Scranton and Brooklyn where she was known as an excellent principal and patient primary teacher. In 1989 Sister Gemma came to Mercy Center to be of service to the residents, to tutor students in the Mercy Institute of Educational Development, and to share in the Ministry of Prayer. More than being remembered for a long life of almost 103 years, Sister Gemma will be remembered for how she lived those years. Her kindness, her compassion, and her gift of motivating others to see the goodness of life is her legacy to all who knew her. Sister Gemma was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Marian and brothers Thomas and John. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mercy Center at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday with interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton at the convenience of the Sisters of Mercy. Arrangements are by E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.
 
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Carverton
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: John P. Birosak
Record added: Oct 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77715151
Sr Mary Gemma Brennan
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- John P. Birosak
 Added: Oct. 6, 2011
 
 
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