Sister Agnes Shaw, IHM, 1932-2020

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Sister Agnes Shaw, IHM, (formerly known as Sister M. Amator) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.

She was born on October 4, 1932, in Waverly, NY. She was the daughter of the late David and Margaret O’Connor Shaw. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 7, 1950, and made her temporary profession of vows on August 2, 1953, and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1956.

Sister Agnes served as a teacher in the following schools: St. Mary Elementary School in Holidaysburg, PA, from 1953 to 1960; Sacred Heart Elementary School in La Plata, MD, from 1960 to 1962; St. Alphonsus Elementary School in New York, NY, from 1962 to 1967; and St. Stephen Elementary School in New York, NY, from 1967 to 1970.

She served as principal at the following schools: St. John Elementary School in Susquehanna, PA, from 1970 to 1975; St. John Elementary School in Binghamton, NY, from 1975 to 1986; and St. Peter of Alcantara Elementary School in Port Washington, NY, from 1986 to 2001.

Sister also served as assistant to the principal at Our Lady of Sorrows-Seton Campus Elementary School in Endicott, NY, in 2001; coordinator of administrative services at Our Lady of Sorrows-Seton Campus Elementary School in Endicott, NY, from 2001 to 2010; and administrative assistant at Seton Catholic at All Saints School in Endicott, NY, from 2010 to 2014.

From 2014 until the time of her death, Sister Agnes served on family ministry to her sister, Margaret, who died on Sunday, one day before Sister Agnes.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree both in elementary education from Marywood College.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, David and Joseph; and a sister, Margaret Graboski. She is survived by nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews; and the members of the IHM Congregation.

The funeral will be Saturday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial for both Sister Agnes and Margaret at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, PA. Interment will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA. Due to restrictions related to the coronavirus, the funeral mass and graveside service are private.

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.