Sister M. Kathleen Theresa Maguire, I.H.M. died Aug. 17 in Camilla Hall, Malvern. She was 82 and in the 65th year of her religious life.
She was the daughter of John and Rose (Gillespie) Maguire. After her graduation from West Catholic High School in 1956, she entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1957, receiving her habit and religious name, Sister Kathleen Immaculate.
She pronounced her first vows in 1959. She later graduated from Immaculata College.
Sister Kathleen taught at Our Lady of Fatima School, Secane; St. Cecilia, Coatesville; St. Joseph, Collingdale; St. Patrick, Norristown; Seven Dolors, Wyndmoor; St. Pius X, Norfolk, Va.; Our Lady of Grace, Penndel; St. Veronica, St. Edmond, St. Joan of Arc and St. Matthew in Philadelphia.
In January 1995 Sister Kathleen transitioned from classroom teaching to serving as a pastoral minister at Incarnation Parish in Trenton, N.J.; St. Mary Manor in Lansdale; Suburban Hospital in Norristown; and St. David Parish in Willow Grove.
Sister Kathleen entered Camilla Hall in July 2018 where she continued her prayerful ministry until her death.
Sister Kathleen is predeceased by her parents, her sisters Gertrude Maguire (Connor), Roseanne Maguire (Guiliano), Sister Marie Maguire, I.H.M. (Sister John Immaculate) and her brother John Francis Maguire. She is survived by her I.H.M. community, her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Father Anthony J. Costa celebrated the funeral Mass Aug. 21.
Memorial donations may be sent to Camilla Hall Nursing Home, IHM Mission Advancement Office, 230 IHM Drive, Malvern, PA 19355.
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