IMMACULATA, Pa. – Sister Patrick Marie (Rose Kathleen) Doherty, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died on Oct. 6, 2012, in Camilla Hall, the congregation’s convent and health care center. She was 81 and in the 64th year of her religious life.
Born in Littleton, Colo., she entered her congregation in 1948 and professed her first vows in 1951. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Immaculata University, a Master of Arts degree from Millersville (Pa.) University and a Master of Education degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
She taught in elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Diocese of Allentown, Pa. She taught in Lima, Peru, for 14 years. Sister Patrick Marie also served in the Hispanic ministry programs of the Diocese of Allentown and Archdiocese of Hartford. For the past 10 years, she served in the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Marriage Tribunal Office.
Sister Patrick Marie moved in August, because of illness, to Camilla Hall, where her ministry consisted of prayer.
Msgr. Thomas M. Ginty, pastor of St. Matthew Parish in Forestville, celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial and preached the homily on Oct. 11 in Camilla Hall. Concelebrants were Father Robert B. Vargo, Father Daniel J. McLearen, Father Alvin LeBlanc and Father John Pahl. Deacons James McCluskey and Richard Wisnieski participated. Burial followed in Immaculata Cemetery.
Besides her community, survivors include nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Mary (Logue) Doherty; and siblings John Doherty, Mary Anne Quigley and Francis Doherty.