Sister Elizabeth Grace, IHM, (formerly known as Sister M. Isidore) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She was born on July 15, 1917, in Pittston, PA. She was the daughter of the late John J. and Margaret Reddington Grace. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1936, and made her temporary profession of vows on May 8, 1939, and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1942.
Sister Elizabeth served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Joseph Elementary School in Williamsport, PA, from 1939 to 1940; Most Holy Rosary Elementary School in Syracuse, NY, from 1940 to 1945; St. Rose Elementary School in Carbondale, PA, from 1945 to 1948; St. Leo Elementary School in Ashley, PA, from 1948 to 1952 and 1980 to 1985; Holy Rosary Elementary School in Scranton, PA, from 1952 to 1954; St. Cecilia Elementary School in Exeter, PA, from 1954 to 1955; Sacred Heart Elementary School in Mount Holly, NJ, from 1955 to 1961; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School in Asbury Park, NJ, from 1961 to 1965; Little Flower Elementary School in Bethesda, MD, from 1965 to 1975; St. Matthew Elementary School in East Stroudsburg, PA, from 1975 to 1980; St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Archbald, PA, from 1985 to 1990; St. Mary of Mount Carmel Elementary School in Dunmore, PA, from 1990 to 1991; and St. Joseph Elementary School in Williamsport, PA, from 1991 to 1998. She was an instructor at the IHM Educational Enrichment Institute at the IHM Center in Scranton, PA, from 1998 to 2005.
From 2005 until the time of her death, Sister Elizabeth served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent and Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Marywood College.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas J., Paul J., Robert A. and John; and two sisters, Miriam Callahan and Ruth. She is survived by nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Tuesday, December 2, 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 Monday, December 1, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Interment will follow Mass on Tuesday 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.
Sisters of IHM - December 1, 2014