Sister Marie Gertrude de St. Joseph MacIntyre, lsp

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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One Comment

  1. John (Sean) F. Igoe Jr.

    To the Little Sisters of the Poor, and family of Sr. Marie Gertrude,

    I am very sorry to read that Sr. Marie Gertrude has passed away.
    I will always remember her for her kindness to my Father and myself when my Dad was a resident at Holy Family. She, along with all the sisters were a great comfort to me as my father was dying at the residence in September 2010.

    She had a great sense of humor and always smiled, even when she wasn’t felling well herself.
    What a tremendous vocation for the many years she helped the elderly poor. I will keep Sr. Marie Gertrude in my thoughts and prayers.
    May she now rest in peace.

    My deepest condolences.
    John (Sean)F.Igoe Jr.

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