Sister Marie Peter Conboy died in Camilla Hall on July 26, 2022 in the 74th year of her religious life.
Patricia Frances Conboy was born on March 23, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA. Peter and Marie (O’Leary) Conboy raised their large family in St. John the Baptist Parish in Philadelphia. Patricia attended St. John the Baptist Elementary (1936-1944) and High School (1944-1948). Patricia entered the Community on September 8, 1948; she received her habit and her religious name, Sister Marie Peter, on April 18, 1949. Sister Marie Peter pronounced her First Vows on April 18, 1951.
Sister Marie Peter’s classroom-teaching ministry spanned from April 1951 through June 1987. Over the years, Sister taught children from 4 th through 8 th grades. Sister served in many parishes: in the Philadelphia area, Sister taught children in St. Matthew, Holy Innocents, St. Thomas, Our Lady of the Angels, St. Joseph Hatboro, Most Blessed Sacrament, St. John the Baptist, Sacred Heart Manoa, St. Thomas Aquinas Croydon, St. Louis Yeadon, Our Lady of Fatima Secane. Outside of the Philadelphia area, Sister taught children in St. Ignatius Centralia, Annunciation Shenandoah, St. Teresa Runnemede, and Incarnation Trenton.
In the fall of 1987 through June 1991, Sister Marie Peter served as the librarian at St. Thomas School in Philadelphia. In the fall of 1991 through October 1994, Sister taught students (Adult Literacy) in the GED/ESL Programs at North Light, Inc. Sister Marie Peter transitioned from teaching students to hands on caring at the Hospice Center serving patients at Nazareth/Holy Redeemer Hospitals from October 1994 through August 2000. Sister continued this ministry at St. Francis Country House as a Pastoral Caregiver until August 2004. Sister then served as a Hospital Visitor at Fitzgerald-Mercy Hospital from August 2004 through August 2007.
In August 2007, Sister Marie Peter served at our own Convent Nursing Facility, Camilla Hall. Sister was a faithful member of the Apostolate of Prayer Community and she assisted her Sisters when able. In addition to her IHM Community, her sister Regina Quarino (Frank), her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive Sister Marie Peter. Her parents Peter Joseph Conboy Sr. and Marie Regina Conboy (O’Leary), Charles Conboy (Dot), Paul Conboy (Phyllis), Jerome Conboy Sr. (Lillian) Peter Joseph Conboy Jr. (Nancy), and her sister Margaret Conboy Harris (Wilbert) predecease Sister. Reverend John Burger celebrated Sister’s Funeral Mass on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
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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