Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Mary Dwyer dies


Sister Mary Dwyer, IHM, formerly Sister Maria Redempta, IHM, who taught at St. Teresa School, Runnemede, died on Dec. 13, 2011, in Camilla Hall, in the 65th year of her religious life. She was 84 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1946, and professed her first vows in 1949.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from Immaculata University, and a Master of Education from West Chester University.

From 1953-61, Sister taught at St. Teresa School in Runnemede. She also taught at elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and in the dioceses of Allentown; Savannah, Ga.; Metuchen, N.J.; and Arlington, Va.

In 2007, she was assigned to Camilla Hall, Immaculata, Pa., where her ministry was the apostolate of prayer.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall on Dec. 17.

The members of her religious community; a sister, Catherine Meyers; and a brother, Francis Dwyer; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive Sister. Her parents, Francis and Elizabeth Foley Dwyer, predeceased her.