Sister Charles Mary Hanlon, I.H.M., 99, died Feb. 15 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata in the 81st year of her religious life.
Born in Philadelphia, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1937 from St. Edmond Parish, Philadelphia, and professed her vows in 1940.
She taught and served as a reading specialist in elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, as well as in the Diocese of Allentown. Sister Charles Mary was involved for many years with assisting disadvantaged children through the Title I Program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Before Sister Charles Mary’s last assignment in the Apostolate of Prayer in Camilla Hall, she served as a Learning Consultant in the IHM Ministry Center in Philadelphia.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 20 at Camilla Hall. The principal celebrant and homilist was Msgr. Joseph Logrip. Concelebrants were Fathers William E. Dean and Charles McCann.
In addition to her congregation of IHM Sisters, Sister Charles Mary is survived by her brother, Charles (Dorothy), and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Catherine McCauley Hanlon; siblings, Catherine Squitiere (Anthony) and Helen Tobin (Francis).
In a time to build, CatholicPhilly.com connects people and communities
As society emerges from the loss and separation of the pandemic, CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you join in our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103