2018-10-11 / Obituaries

Sister Marjorie R. Monahan

McConellsburg, 66

Sister Marjorie R. “Margie”, 66, of the Carmelite Community of the Word, died Monday, October 8, 2018, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Sister Margie was born October 20, 1951 in Altoona, the daughter of Martin and June Monahan. She entered religious life on January 1, 1979 with the Carmelite Community of the Word and made her final profession of vows on August 10, 1986. Sister Margie began her ministries as a worker in the dietary department of Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg; served as chaplain at Laurel Crest Manor, Ebensburg, before moving on to serve the Fulton County Catholic Mission in McConnellsburg for 29 years.

She is survived by members of the Carmelite Community of the Word and many friends. Also surviving are brothers: Donald Eugene Monahan, Houtzdale; Jeffrey Monahan, Linden, Iowa; Clyde Monahan, Hollidaysburg; and David Monahan, of Cresson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her community sisters: Sr. Mary Gainino, CCW (2003) and Sr. Mary Ann Palko, CCW, (2016).

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in McConnellsburg; followed by a memorial service and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday at the Carmelite Community Motherhouse, Incarnation Center, 394 Bem Road, Gallitzin, Pa., where a vigil prayer service will be held.

A funeral mass will be held at the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto, at 11 a.m., Friday, with the Rev. Fr. John D. Byrnes, VF, celebrant. Committal at Holy Name Cemetery, Ebensburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sr. Margie’s memory may be made to the Fulton County Catholic Mission, 110 S. Third Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or to the Carmelite Community of the Word, 394 Bem Road, Gallitzin, Pa.

Arrangements are in the care of Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg.

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