Aston, PA—Sister Marie Immaculate Fay, OSF, 82, died in Assisi House on March 22, 2012. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 58 years. Sister Marie Immaculate (Margaret Mary Fay) was born in Dublin, Ireland, where she was a member of St. Catherine Parish. She entered the congregation in 1951 and professed her first vows in 1953. Sister Marie Immaculate earned a B.S. in History from Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania (1971). She ministered primarily in elementary education, prayer ministry, and as a caregiver. In her leisure time, Sister Marie enjoyed reading and watching football.
Sister Marie Immaculate ministered for 34 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore where she taught at St. Anthony School (1952-1955, 1970-1977), and later returned as a volunteer/resource person (1990-2002). She also taught in the diocese at The Shrine of the Little Flower (1955-1961), St. Katharine School (1983-1984) and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (1984-1990).
Sister Marie ministered for 12 years in the Diocese of Wilmington where she taught at St. Anthony School (1961-1969) and St. John the Beloved School (1977-1981).
She also taught at St. Ann School in Venice, Florida (1969-1970) and served as a full-time caregiver in Dublin, Ireland, (1981-1983, 2002-2005). She continued to minister in Ireland in prayer ministry from 2005-2006. She moved to Assisi House in Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2006 where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 9:30 A.M followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Marie Immaculate is survived by her cousins in Ireland and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.