Sister M. St. Paul Cafferty IHM(1921 - 2013)

Sister M. St. Paul Cafferty, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.

She was born on May 3, 1921, in Scranton, PA and given the name Josephine Romaine. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Kinsella Cafferty. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1944, and made her temporary profession of vows on May 8, 1947, and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1950.

Sister St. Paul served as a nurse at: St. Joseph's Hospital in Carbondale, PA, from 1947 to 1953 and 1955 to 1959; St. Joseph's Center in Scranton, PA, from 1953 to 1955; Marian Convent in Scranton, PA, from 1959 to 1968 and 1989 to 1995; and Misericordia Hospital in New York, NY, from 1968 to 1984.

Sister also served on the faculty in the Nursing Department of Marywood College in Scranton, PA, from 1969 to 1970. She was nursing supervisor at St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains, NY, from 1984 to 1988; and at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, from 1988 to 1989.

She then served on the staff at the IHM Center in Scranton, PA, from 1995 to 2008.

From 2008 until the time of her death, Sister St. Paul was a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.

She received a nursing diploma from the School of Nursing of the Scranton State Hospital; a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Marywood College; and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Catholic University of America.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Cavanaugh, Catherine Mahoney and Rita McKenna.

She is survived by two sisters, Betty O'Halloran of Menlo Park, CA, and Alice McGraw of Honesdale, PA.

The funeral will be Friday, January 18, at 11 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Residence, 2300 Adams Avenue in Scranton. Friends may call at Our Lady of Peace Residence on Thursday, January 17, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Interment will follow Mass on Friday 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.

Published in Wayne Independent on Jan. 15, 2013