Sister Mary Laureen Discher, I.H.M.

Sister Mary Laureen Discher, I.H.M., 98, died Feb. 28 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata in the 80th 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. Martin of Tours Parish in Philadelphia and professed her vows in 1941.

Sister Laureen taught in elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and in the Dioceses of Allentown and Harrisburg, as well as Lima, Peru.  Before Sister Laureen’s last assignment in the Apostolate of Prayer at Camilla Hall, she spent many years in service at Villa Maria House of Studies.

The funeral Mass was celebrated March 5 at Camilla Hall. The celebrant and homilist was Msgr. Joseph Logrip.


In addition to her congregation of I.H.M. Sisters, Sister Laureen is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by her parents John and Laura Oisander Discher, and siblings Marie Weissinger, Margaret McMullin, Anne Gillen, John, Frances, Joseph, William and Thomas.