Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Miriam Margaret, formerly Anastasia Mathews, died Sept. 19 in Aria Health-Torresdale Hospital. She was 82.
Born in Reading, Pa., she entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1947 from St. Joseph Parish in Reading. She professed her first vows in 1950.
She received a bachelor’s degree from Immaculata University and taught in elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Allentown and Arlington, Va. From 2006 to 2011 she served as an assistant at St. Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments and resided in Holy Innocents Convent.
She was predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Nagle Mathews; two brothers John and William and two sisters Bernice D’Agostino and Mary Margaret Pietrowicz.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 22 at Camilla Hall in Immaculata.
She is survived by two brothers, Father Vincent Mathews and Thomas; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews as well as members of her community.
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