Sister Ann Newell, IHM, (formerly known as Sister Loyola Marie) of the Sisters, Servants of the

Sister Ann Newell, IHM

Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.

She was born on March 30, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA, and given the name Ann Patricia. She was the daughter of the late Michael F. and Ellen Cannon Newell. She entered the IHM Congregation in Immaculata, PA, on September 8, 1955, made her temporary profession of vows on August 15, 1957, and her final profession of vows on August 15, 1962. She joined the IHM Congregation in Scranton, PA, on June 24, 1982.

Sister Ann served as a teacher in the following schools: St. Madeline School in Ridley Park, PA, from 1957 to 1961; St. Matthew Elementary School in Philadelphia, PA, from 1961 to 1966; St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Croydon, PA, from 1966 to 1969; Most Blessed Sacrament School in Philadelphia, PA, from 1969 to 1971; Holy Family School in Philadelphia, PA, from 1971 to 1973; Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Philadelphia, PA, from 1973 to 1976; West Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia, PA, from 1976 to 1980; Lourdes Academy in Miami, FL, from 1980 to 1981; Immaculata High School in Somerville, NJ, from 1981 to 1982; Bishop O’Hara High School in Dunmore, PA, from 1982 to 1983; Bishop Hoban High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA, from 1983 to 1984; and St. Mark’s High School in Wilmington, DE, from 1984 to 1986.

Sister Ann also served as education and vocation counselor at Covenant House in New York, NY, from 1986 to 1992; pastoral associate at Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven, NJ, from 1992 to 1996; associate director at St. Pius X Spiritual Life Center in Blackwood, NJ, from 1996 to 1997; director of campus ministry at East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA, from 1997 to 2000; pastoral associate at St. Paul Parish in Burlington, NJ, from 2000 to 2005; receptionist at Lourdesmont Youth and Family Services in Clarks Green, PA, from 2005 to 2007; support services for the IHM Congregation in Scranton, PA, from 2007 to 2013; and an English as a Second Language Program instructor at St. John Neumann Parish in Scranton, from 2013 to 2019.

From 2019 until the time of her death, Sister Ann was a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology both from Immaculata University; a Master of Arts degree in religious studies/morality from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary; and a Master of Arts degree in spirituality/pastoral counseling from Fordham University.

She is preceded in death by three brothers, Reverend Joseph, SJ; James J.; and Michael, Jr.; and four sisters, Sister Marie, SSJ; Eleanor Newell Hofkes; Sister Dorothea, SSJ; and Sister Catherine, SSJ.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Margaret Newell of Delmar, NY; and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by members of the IHM Congregation.

The funeral was held Friday, May 13, at 12:00 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Residence. Interment followed at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.