Sister M. Barbara Cossaboon, I.H.M., age 77, died Nov. 8 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata in the 54th year of her religious life.
She graduated from Wildwood Catholic (N.J.) in 1962 and worked for three years before entering the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1965. She received her habit and religious name Sister Elizabeth Bertrand in 1966 and professed her first vows on June 28, 1968.
From 1968 through 1991 she taught primary grade children in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, as well as serving as a tutor.
Sister Elizabeth then ministered as a hospital visitor and rendered pastoral care at St. Martha Manor in Downingtown.
Father Francis J. Mulranen, a fellow pastoral minister at St. Martha Manor, celebrated Sister Elizabeth’s funeral Mass Nov. 14 at Camilla Hall and delivered the homily. Fathers Anthony Costa and William E. Dean concelebrated.
Sister Barbara’s parents Bert and Elizabeth (Roseman) Cossaboon predecease her. She is survived by her sisters Georgia (Donald) Embs, Patricia (Robert), Sheehan, Betsy (John) Gallagher, and her brother Bert (Jane) Cossaboon, and loving nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made in Sister Barbara’s memory to Camilla Hall, c/o IHM Mission Advancement, 230 IHM Drive, Malvern, PA 19355.
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