Sister Marie Susan Bruno, I.H.M.

Sister Marie Susan Bruno, I.H.M., died March 6 in Paoli Hospital in the 42nd year of her religious life. She was 65 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1975 from St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Drexel Hill and professed her vows in 1978.

Sister Susan taught in elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and served as director of religious education for many years in various parishes in the Philadelphia area. Her last assignment was in Camilla Hall where she planned spiritual enrichment programs for the sisters.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata on March 12. The celebrant and homilist was Father John Babowitch, and concelebrants were Fathers Carlos Benitez, Michael Gerlach, Kenneth Brabazon, William E. Dean and Msgr. Joseph Logrip; Deacon Charles R. Amen assisted at the altar.

In addition to her congregation of I.H.M. Sisters, Sister Susan is survived by her sisters, Mary (James) Donahue, Regina (Thomas) Hoy; her brothers, Bill Longen and Joseph (Terry) Bruno; and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Sister Susan was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Marie Smith Bruno, and her brother-in-law Thomas Hoy.