Sister Marian Dolores Frantz, I.H.M., died Jan. 14 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata in the 66th year of her religious life.
She was born May 20, 1935 in York, Pa. and St. Patrick Parish. She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sept. 8, 1953. She received her habit and her religious name, Sister Marian Dolores on March 8, 1954 and professed her first vows on March 10, 1956.
In the 1950s Sister Marian served at Catholic schools including Immaculate Heart Academy in Fountain Springs; Incarnation of Our Lord, Philadelphia; St. Maria Goretti, Hatfield; Holy Savior, Norristown; St. Joseph Annex, Downingtown and Our Lady of Charity, Brookhaven.
From 1959 to 1983 Sister Marian taught French to students at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Mt. Carmel; Our Lady of Lourdes, Shamokin; Immaculata, Somerville; Villa Maria Academy, Malvern; York Catholic; and Bishop Hafey High School.
She also served at York Catholic High School in the 1980s.
From 1987 to 2000, Sister Marian was the director of the Office for Religious in the Harrisburg Diocese. After that she was the delegate for religious in the Camden Diocese until 2010. She remained in the Camden Diocese and served as a spiritual director/programs until entering retirement at Camilla Hall 2015.
There she continued bringing spiritual joy, peace and prayerfulness to all those around her until her death after a long illness.
Sister Marian’s parents James and Dolores (Glackin) Frantz and her brother-in-law John Patrick Baker (Dolores) predecease her. She is survived by her sisters Leona Leahy (Gerald), Dolores Baker (Patrick), Catherine Bourne (James) and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and her congregation of I.H.M. Sisters.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 21 by Father William E. Dean at Camilla Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Camilla Hall Nursing Home, IHM Mission Advancement Office, 230 IHM Drive, Malvern, PA 19355.
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