Sister Maureen Dailey, IHM 1937-2022


Sister Maureen Dailey, IHM, (formerly known as Sister Marie dePorres) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.

She was born on January 24, 1937, in Scranton, PA. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jean Katoski Dailey. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1954, and made her temporary profession of vows on August 3, 1957, and her final profession of vows on August 3, 1960.

Sister Maureen served as a teacher at the following schools: Immaculate Conception Elementary School in West Pittston, PA, from 1957 to 1958; St. Matthew Elementary School in East Stroudsburg, PA, from 1958 to 1959; Holy Angels Elementary School in Pittsburgh, PA, from 1959 to 1960; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Asbury Park, NJ, from 1960 to 1962; St. Clare Elementary School in Scranton, PA, from 1962 to 1965; Sacred Heart Elementary School in Mt. Holly, NJ, from 1965 to 1966; St. Mary Elementary School in Manhasset, NY, from 1966 to 1971; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Bellefonte, PA, from 1971 to 1973; St. Peter Elementary School, Port Washington in NY, from 1973 to 1982; St. Dominic Elementary School in Oyster Bay, NY, from 1982 to 1984; St. Stephen Elementary School in New York, NY, from 1984 to 1990; and Blessed Sacrament Elementary School in Staten Island, NY, from 1990 to 1997.

Sister also served as a medical assistant at the Arthritis Foundation in Hicksville, NY, from 1997 to 1998; and job trainer at the National Center for Disability Services in Albertson in NY, from 1998 to 2005.

From 2005 until the time of her death, Sister Maureen was a prayer minister at Saint Dominic Convent in East Norwich, NY, and later at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education/English, and a Master of Science degree in education/mathematics from Marywood College.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Thomas, and Joseph; and two sisters, Kay Galdieri, and Jean Martin. She is survived by two brothers, John of Dickson City, PA, and Robert of La Jolla, CA; nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews. 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.