Sister Magdala Wallace

Sister Magdala Wallace, RSM, 91, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy died in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Baptized Florence Patricia Wallace, she was born July 14, 1922 in the East end section of Wilkes-Barre and was the daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret Gallagher Wallace.

Sister Magdala graduated from Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre and received her degree in elementary education from Misericordia University and her master's degree from the University of Scranton.

Sister Magdala entered the Sisters of Mercy in Dallas on Feb. 2, 1942 and professed vows on Aug. 16, 1944.

Sister taught in the Dioceses of Brooklyn, Rockville Center, Scranton and Harrisburg. Sister served as Principal of St. Martin of Tours school, which became La Salle Regional from 1981-1992.

Upon completing her years as Principal, Sister became secretary and coordinator at St. Martin of Tours Parish in Bethpage, N.Y. Sister returned to Mercy Center Dallas in 2004, where she continued to offer her service in the business office and was an active member in the Ministry of Prayer.

Sister is survived by several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly and the Sisters of Mercy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Jean Jones, Gertrude Forkin, Mary Haub, Margaret and Alice Wallace; her brothers, Donald and James.

A prayer service will be celebrated at Mercy Center, Dallas, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, followed by visiting hours until 5 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday followed by burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carverton. Memorial contribution in the name of Sister Madgala may be made to Mercy Center, P.O. Box 370, Dallas, PA. 18612. Condolences can be sent to:

Funeral Home

E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 27, 2014