Sister Florence  Marcin
Sister Florence Marcin (formerly Sister M. Hilary) died on Jan. 28, 2020, at Emmanuel Center, Danville.
She was born on April 11, 1926, in Swoyersville, PA, the daughter of John and Mary (Olejnik) Marcin.

She graduated from Holy Trinity School and Swoyersville High School after which she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Danville on Jan. 9, 1944. She was received as a novice with the name Sister M. Hilary on Aug. 16 of that year. Sister was professed on Aug. 13, 1946.

Sister received a B.S. in education from Marywood College (now University), an M.S. in education (English) from DePaul University, Chicago, Ill., and a B.S in nursing from Cornell University. She also studied Remedial Reading at Bloomsburg University.

Her first teaching assignment was in the primary grades in Perth Amboy, N.J., Bridgeport, Conn., and Charleston, S.C. Later she taught grades 4,5,6,7 and 8 in Charleston, Philadelphia and Phoenixville, Pa. and Chicago. During those years she served as superior and principal for six years.

After receiving her R.N., Sister spent the rest of her life in ministry as a nurse at Maria Joseph and Maria Hall. Later she worked in Medical Records and performed clerical duties before embarking on the ministry of prayer and hospitality at Maria Hall in her later years.

Sister Florence is survived by her brothers, Vincent, Mark and their spouses; sister, Ann Therese and her husband; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The arrival of the body followed by a recitation of the Rosary will occur at 10 a.m. and the Wake Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Feb. 1, at Maria Hall. The Mass of Christian Burial is at 1:30 p.m. at Maria Hall followed by burial in the Sisters' cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brady Funeral Home Inc., Danville.
Published on January 29, 2020

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