Sister Jeanne Albrittain, IHM — 1933-2023


Sister Jeanne Albrittain, IHM, (formerly known as Sister M. Anton) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, PA.

She was born on February 21, 1933, in Leonardtown, MD. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Leona Steiner Albrittain. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1951, made her temporary profession of vows on August 2, 1954, and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1957. Sister Jeanne received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education, and a Master of Science degree in elementary education, both from Marywood College.

Sister Jeanne served as a teacher in the following schools: St. Ambrose Elementary School in Bridgeport, CT, from 1954 to 1957; St. Agnes Elementary School in Baltimore, MD, from 1957 to 1967; Cathedral Elementary School in Raleigh, NC, from 1970 to 1972; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School in Altoona, PA, from 1972 to 1976; Little Flower Elementary School in Bethesda, MD, from 1976 to 1981; and Archbishop Neale Elementary School in La Plata, MD, from 1981 to 1989 and 1992 to 1993.

Sister served as principal at Saints Philip and James Elementary School in Smithtown, NY, from 1967 to 1970.

Sister Jeanne also served as director of religious education and as a pastoral associate at St. Anthony Parish in North Beach, MD, from 1989 to 1992; director of religious education and minister to the sick and homebound at Saints Catherine and Ignatius Parish in Port Tobacco, MD, from 1993 to 2000. She was a certified nurse’s aide and served at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton from 2001 to 2020. She also served on the support staff at the IHM Center in Scranton from 2020 to 2022.

From 2022 until the time of her death, Sister Jeanne was a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Ballagh, Julia Anne Ventrello Jones and Shirley Garner, and a brother, Henry, Jr. Sister Jeanne is survived by two sisters, Mary Lee Jones of LaPlata, MD, and Joan Marie Richardson of LaPlata, MD, nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews. She is also survived by the members of the IHM Congregation.

The funeral will be Monday, August 7, at 11:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Residence, 1510 University Avenue in Dunmore, PA. Friends may call at Our Lady of Peace Residence on Monday, August 7, between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow Mass on Monday 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.