Sister Patrick Marie, I.H.M., formerly Rose Kathleen Doherty, died in Camilla Hall Oct. 6 in the 64th year of her religious life. She was 81.
Born in Littleton, Colo., Sister Patrick Marie entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1948 from St. Philomena Parish in Lansdowne and professed her first vows in 1951. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Immaculata University, a Master of Arts from Millersville University and Master of Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
Sister Patrick Marie taught in the elementary and secondary schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and in the Diocese of Allentown. For 15 years she taught in Lima, Peru. She also served in the Hispanic Ministry Programs in the Dioceses of Allentown, Arlington, Va., and Hartford, Conn. For the last 10 years she served in the Marriage Tribunal Office in the Diocese of Hartford. In August, because of illness, she was assigned to Camilla Hall were her ministry was the apostolate of prayer.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, Oct. 11. Msgr. Thomas M. Ginty was the celebrant and homilist. Fathers Robert B. Vargo, Daniel J. McLearen, Alvin LeBlanc and John Pahl were concelebrants. Deacons James McCluskey and Richard Wisnieski were present in the sanctuary. Interment followed in the Immaculata Cemetery.
In addition to the members of her religious community, Sister Patrick Marie is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Mary Logue Doherty and siblings John Doherty, Mary Anne Quigley and Francis Doherty.