|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 2011|
Sister M. Beatrix Cawley, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She was born on December 29, 1921 in Carbondale, PA, and given the name Genevieve. She was the daughter of the late Hubert and Irene Merrick Cawley. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1948, and made her temporary profession of vows on May 8, 1951, and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1954.
Sister Beatrix served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Ann High School in Scranton, PA, from 1951 to 1958; South Catholic High School in Scranton, PA, from 1958 to 1966; Maria Regina Diocesan High School in Uniondale, NY, from 1966 to 1968; St. John High School in Pittston, PA, from 1968 to 1969; St. Patrick High School in Scranton, PA, from 1969 to 1975; Nativity of Our Lord Elementary School in Scranton, PA, from 1975 to 1977; Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School in Forest Hills, NY, from 1977 to 1980; St. Stephen Elementary School in New York, NY, from 1980 to 1983; Bishop Hoban High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA, from 1983 to 1984; and Sacred Heart High School in Carbondale, PA, from 1984 to 1994.
Sister Beatrix served as sacristan at the Marian Convent in Scranton, PA, from 1994 to 2006.
From 2006 until the time of her death, Sister Beatrix served as a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin and a Bachelor of Music degree from Marywood College, and a Master of Arts degree in Latin and Greek from Catholic University of America.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert, John F., and Robert C.
She is survived by a special cousin, Thomas Kinney, of South Abington Township, PA; nephews, nieces, and cousins.
The funeral will be Wednesday, January 4, 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 Tuesday, January 3, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Interment will follow Mass on Wednesday 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.
Saint Catherine's Cemetery
Plot: IHM Sisters Section; Block 3; Lot 2R
Created by: Fran Fasolka, IHM
Record added: Jan 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82947268