Sister Marie Gertrude de St. Joseph MacIntyre of the Little Sisters of the Poor died Wednesday morning at Holy Family Residence.
Born Elizabeth Lydia MacIntyre in Quincy, MA, daughter of the late Alfred and Anna MacIntyre, she made her Religious Profession on December 10, 1957 at the Novitiate of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Queens, N.Y. Sr. Marie Gertrude generously spent herself as a Collecting Little Sister, eager to bring happiness and comfort to the elderly poor.
Surviving are her brother, Robert and his wife Barbara of Rochester, a sister, Sr. Marie Benedict de Ste. Anne, lsp of Pawtucket, R.I., brother-in-law, Robert Bowen and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas and Alfred and her sister, Nancy.
The funeral will be Saturday with the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00am in the Chapel at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave. Scranton.
Interment: Little Sisters of the Poor Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Friday 3:00-8:00p.m. at Holy Family Residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, c/o Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
Arrangements: Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St. Scranton.
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