Sister Margaret Mary Kreider, I.H.M., dies at 88

Sister Margaret Mary Kreider, I.H.M., died March 26 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, in the 68th year of her religious life. She was 88 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, Sister Margaret Mary entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1946 from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Philadelphia, and professed her vows in 1948. At the reception of her habit, she was given the name Sister Mary Alphonsus. She later resumed use of her baptismal name, Margaret Mary.

She taught grade school in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the dioceses of Trenton, Camden, Charleston and Arlington. She also taught in South America.

She retired to Camilla Hall in August 2001.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall on March 29. The celebrant and homilist was Father William E. Dean.

She is survived by members of her religious community, her two Sisters, Mary Mooney and Nancy Seaver; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and their children. She was predeceased by her parents Francis and Margaret Corrigan Kreider and siblings Francis Kreider, William Kreider and Jane Schneider