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Immaculate Heart of Mary sister, who served in Alexandria, dies at 97

Sister M. Lenore McAllister, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Oct. 25 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa.

She was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Syracuse, N.Y., to parents Frank Bernard, deceased, and Anna King McAllister. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa. She entered the IHM Congregation Feb. 2, 1941, and made her temporary profession of vows Aug. 2, 1943, and her final profession Aug. 2, 1946.

Sister Lenore taught at Holy Rosary Elementary School in Scranton (1943-53); St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Bellefonte, Pa. (1953-1956); Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Elementary School in Forest Hills, N.Y. (1956-59); St. Patrick Elementary School in Scranton (1959-63); Our Lady of Peace Elementary School in Clarks Green, Pa. (1963-66); St. Joseph Elementary School in Renovo, Pa. (1966-67); St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Binghamton, N.Y. (1967-74); and St. Paul Elementary School in Cranston, R.I. (1974-78).

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Sister Lenore also served as librarian and in parish ministry, including at St. Mary Church in Alexandria (1978-82).

Sister Lenore is preceded in death by four brothers, John W., James J., Thomas Francis and Charles E.; and five sisters, Ann Miller, Loretta Hoag, Mary Elizabeth Lelio, Bernardine Miller and Rose M. Brady.

She was interred at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pa., with burial Oct. 28.

Memorial gifts may be made to the IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa., 18509.

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