Sister M. Daniela McCarthy, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, May 30, 2022, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She was born on January 27, 1921, in Pittston, PA, and given the name Margaret. She was the daughter of the late John and Catherine Moran McCarthy. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1940, made her temporary profession of vows on August 2, 1942, and her final profession of vows on August 2, 1945.
Sister Daniela served as a teacher at the following schools: Most Holy Rosary Elementary School in Syracuse, NY, from 1942 to 1948; St. Agnes Elementary School in Baltimore, MD, from 1948 to 1952; St. Mary Elementary School in Patton, PA, from 1952 to 1956; St. Thomas Elementary School in Coeur d’Alene, ID, from 1956 to 1960; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD, from 1968 to 1969; St. Mary Elementary School in Avoca, PA, in 1974 and 1983 to 1984; St. Ann Elementary School in Devon, CT, from 1974 to 1977; Pocono Central Catholic Jr./Sr. High School in Cresco, PA, from 1977 to 1983; and Seton Catholic High School in Pittston, PA, from 1983 to 1996. Sister served as a principal at the following schools: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School in Asbury Park, NJ, from 1960 to 1962; St. Ann Elementary School in Nyack, NY, from 1962 to 1968; and St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Pittston, PA, from 1969 to 1974.
Sister Daniela also served at the IHM Center in Scranton, PA, as an instructor at the IHM Educational Enrichment Institute from 1996 to 2004; on the support services staff from 2004 to 2006; and as a sacristan from 2006 to 2008.
From 2008 until the time of her death, Sister Daniela was a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education, and a Master of Science degree in elementary education, both from Marywood College.
She is preceded in death by two brothers, James and Joseph; and a sister, Anna Marie Horbelt. She is survived by nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews; and cousins, including, Sister Ann Marie O’Brien, IHM, of Scranton, PA. She is also survived by the members of the IHM Congregation.
Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, 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.