Sister Charles Mary Hanlon, I.H.M.

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).