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Irene G. Murphy Guinan
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1893
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1981
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA

Irene was a nun prior to her marriage to Matthew Herman Guinan. Below is the transcription of her entry into the Order:

NEWSPAPER: Unknown Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania Newspaper, August 8, 1915


R. Rev. Abbot Hintenach, O. S. B., Presides at Ceremonies-Vicar General Sheridan Among Clergy in Attendance.

A reception of religious into the Sisterhood of St. Benedict was conducted in the chapel of the local mother-house of the order on East Ninth street, Wednesday morning. Rt. Rev. Abbot Andrew Hintennach, O. S. B., attended by Rev. P. Remeguis Buergemeister, O. S. B., presided at the ceremonies. Besides there were present in the sanctuary the following named clergy:

R. Rev. Mgr. Sheridan, V. G., Rev. A. Fischer, of Oil City; Rev. Simon Assenmacher, of Sharon; Rev. Felix Wierabinski, Rev. P. Quinlan, of Jamestown, N. Y., and Rev. P. Heibel, of Lucinda.

The sermon was delivered by Rev. P. Derring, S. SS. R., of St. Mary's college, North East, who spoke on the Love of God, as the keynote of the life of the religious.
The candidates for reception in the order entered the chapel garbed as is the custom on such occasions, as brides, wearing simple costumes of white serge, with veils of tulle held in place with wreaths of flowers. Upon receiving the habits and the veils of the order, they retired to the community room to assume them, returning to the chapel to make their promises, wearing the solemn black of the order.

Those who received the habit and veil were Miss Sophia Dietrich, of Erie, who took the name in religion of Sister Anna; Miss Irene Murphy, of Jamestown, N.Y., who took the name of Sister Lauretta; Miss Agnes Morrissey, of Buffalo, N.Y., Sister Alexia; Miss Ann Wintroath, Sister Mercedes.

Those who made the simple vows of the order were Sister M. Lucy, who was Miss Anna Fey, of Sharon; Sister M. Dorothea, who was Verna Moffet, of Luisville, Colorado.

Solemn vows were made by Sister M. Marcella, who was Miss Anna Meissinger, of Clarion; Sister M. Elizabeth, who was Miss Sarah Reese, of Sharon.

The chapel was beautifully decorated for the occasion, with ferns and many carnations in pink and white. Palms were used in the sanctuary. Many relatives and friends were present for the ceremonies and to extend congratulations to the young sisters at the close. A special program of music was sung by the sisters choir.

The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. Meissinger, and Miss Mary Meissinger, of Clarion; Mrs. Albert Fey, John and Louis Fey, of Sharon; Mrs. Morrissey, of Buffalo; Mrs. Murphy and daughters, and Mrs. Woods and her daughter, of Jamestown, N.Y."

Family links: 
  Matthew Murphy (1845 - 1921)
  Catherine Gribbin Murphy (1856 - 1904)
  Matthew H. Guinan (1900 - 1958)
  Elizabeth Catherine Murphy Wilcox (1881 - 1972)*
  Raymond Michael Murphy (1883 - 1945)*
  Margaret Eleanor Murphy Laughlin (1889 - 1974)*
  Irene G. Murphy Guinan (1893 - 1981)
*Calculated relationship
JUNE 16, 1893
JANUARY 10, 1981
Lakeside Cemetery
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: David Laughlin
Originally Created by: Ron Hanley
Record added: Jun 22, 2012
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Irene G. <i>Murphy</i> Guinan
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Irene G. <i>Murphy</i> Guinan
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