Sister M. St. Teresa Healy, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Friday, December 9, 1994 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
She was born on November 15, 1900 in Coeur d'Alene, ID, and was given the name Margaret. She was the daughter of the late Joseph P and Ella Kildea Healy. She entered the I.H.M. Congregation on September 11, 1922, made her first profession of vows on December 28, 1924 and her final profession of vows on December 8, 1930.
Sister St. Teresa served as a music teacher at the following local schools: Marywood College in Scranton; Marywood Seminary in Scranton; and St. Patrick in Scranton; as well as in schools in Upper Marlboro, MD; Coeur d'Alene, ID; Portland, OR; Brooklyn, NY; and Binghamton, NY. She served as an instructor at Kingston Catechetical Center in Kingston.
Sister St. Teresa also served as a principal at St. Paul High School in Scranton. For nine years she was the archivist for the IHM Congregation.
From 1988 until the time of her death, she served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent in Scranton.
Having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Marywood College in 1923, she completed a Master of Arts degree in music education at Columbia University in 1945.
She is preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Charles and Ignatius; and a sister, Ellen Healy.
She is survived by a brother, William K. Healy of Fresno, CA; and a niece, Maryellen Weber, McLean, VA.
The funeral will be Monday with Mass of Christian Burial at the Marian Convent at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call at the Marian Convent on Sunday beginning at 2:00 p.m.
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.
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