Sister M. Patricia G. McIntyre, I.H.M., formerly Sister Maria Amoris, died in Camilla Hall July 7. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1946 and professed first vows in 1949.
She received her undergraduate degree from Immaculata College, now Immaculata University, and a master’s degree in education degree from Villanova University.
Twenty-three years of her educational ministry were spent as guidance counselor in various high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, among them Little Flower, Cardinal Dougherty, and Bishop McDevitt High Schools.
Other ministry assignments included Villa Maria, Miraflores, Peru; Most Blessed Sacrament School, Philadelphia; and Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield. In 2002, Sister Patricia retired to Camilla Hall and an apostolate of prayer.
In addition to her religious community, she is survived by many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph McIntyre and Catherine McCole McIntyre, and a sister, Kathleen McIntyre.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall July 11. Father Michael Romano was principal celebrant and homilist with Fathers Christopher Rodgers and William Dean concelebrating. Also present was Deacon Thomas O’Brien. Interment followed in the Immaculata Cemetery.