She was a daughter of the late John J. and Anne (*) Bonner Gilroy of Pittston. She entered the novitiate at Marywood in July, 1921; received the habit of the congregation in December of that year, and was admitted to profession in December of 1923.
She served her community as a teacher at St. Ann's High School, this city; St. Mary's, Upper Marlboro, Md., and Most Holy Rosary, Syracuse, N. Y. For more than 20 years she was assigned to Marywood College where she was chairmen of the department of business education, and moderator of the Catholic Students Mission Crusade.
Sister Ethelbert was associated with the diocesan work of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart Guild.
Surviving are three brothers, the Rev. Leo Gilroy, pastor, St. Ann's Church, Freeland, Pa,; William Gilroy, Pittston, and Raymond Gilroy, Washington, D. C. ; four sisters, Sister M. Madelena, St. Mary's Convent, Dunmore; Miss Elizabeth Gilroy, Freeland; Mrs. Thomas Gill, Parsons, and Mrs. Alice Cosgrove, Washington, D. C.
The funeral will be held Tuesday with mass at 9:30 a. m. At the chapel in Marywood College. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
(*) should be Margaret
Mass Card - January 3, 1960
The Rev. Leo Gilroy, pastor of St. Ann’s Church, Freeland, a brother of Sister M. Ethelbert, was celebrant; the Rev. Nicholas Gill, C.P., stationed at the Passsionist Monastery in Union City, New Jersey, N. J., a nephew of the deceased, deacon; the Right Rev. Msgr. Thomas Horan, chaplain at the college, subdeacon, and the Rev. Joseph Quinn, diocesan director of the Propagation of the Faith, master of ceremonies.
Numerous monsignori and priests were seated in the sanctuary and nuns from various orders and students from the college were in the body of the church.
Casket bearers were: Edward Gilroy, and John Cosgrove, nephews of the deceased; Frank Gilroy, a cousin; and Dr. William Reiger, George Perry and Matthew Lynch, all of Marywood faculty. Interment was in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.
Unknown Newspaper (Sister Marita Gill’s files) - January 6, 1960