Sister Mairead (Patrick Joseph) Scanlon, CSJ

November 25, 1923 - April 15, 2019

11/25/1923 - 04/15/2019

Past Services

Visitation
Monday April 22, 2019
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mount St. Joseph Chapel
137 Mt. St. Joseph Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Cemetery
Tuesday April 23, 2019
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Tuesday April 23, 2019
11:00 am
Mount St. Joseph Chapel
137 Mt. St. Joseph Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
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SCANLON, Sister Mairead (Patrick Joseph), daughter of the late Michael and Ellen Barrett Scanlon, died at Mount St. Joseph on Monday, April 15, 2019. She was born in County Limerick on November 25, 1923. Following secondary education with the Sisters of Mercy in County Kilkenny, she left Ireland in 1946 to enter the Sisters of St. Joseph Congregation in Wheeling. She earned a Bachelor of Education degree at Duquesne University and participated in graduate studies at West Virginia University and the University of Dayton.

She entered the Congregation of St. Joseph on February 19, 1946 and made her profession of vows on August 19, 1948.

Sister Mairead (known as Sr. Patrick Joseph) taught elementary students in parochial schools of the diocese: St. Mary’s School in Wheeling; St. Joseph School in Huntington; St. Peter’s School in Fairmont; All Saints School in Bridgeport; Corpus Christi School in Wheeling; and St. Francis de Sales School in Beckley. While employed as “Miss Scanlon” by Wood County Schools in Parkersburg, WV she was elected to the Outstanding Elementary Teachers of the U.S.

In the late 1970’s, Sister Mairead entered a new and challenging phase of her life. After taking courses in clinical pastoral education at Weston Mental Hospital, she ministered for six years through pastoral care to patients and families at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg. From 1985 she was a member of the Wheeling Hospital Pastoral Care Department. Retiring April 30, 2013 she continued to volunteer until September of 2016.

In addition to her parents, Sister Mairead Scanlon, was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick Scanlon and a sister Mary Liston.

In addition to the members of her community, she is survived by a sister, Sr. Catherine Scanlon who is retired and living in England. She also has many nieces and nephews in Ireland and in the United States and many friends and students who remember her.

Family and friends will be received from 1-9 p.m. on Monday April 22, 2019 at Mount St. Joseph, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, where Vigil Services will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 am. on April 23, 2019 in Mount St. Joseph Chapel with Rev. Jeremiah McSweeney as presider.

Interment in the Sisters of St. Joseph section of Mount Calvary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation of St. Joseph 137 Mount St. Joseph Road Wheeling, WV

Funeral arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Fourteenth and Eoff Streets, Wheeling.

 

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Nancy Young
3 years ago

To the family of Mairead Patrick Joseph Scanion. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Isaiah 25:8.

Tammy Reynolds Kelley
3 years ago

I was in the 4th grade in 1971 at Lincoln Elementary in Parkersburg, WV. Miss Scanlon was my teacher and I have the most wonderful memories of her and her art classes. I even remember my father (who was a professional photographer) taking photos of her dog(s). I found my class photo this morning just so I could see her again. She was a most wonderful lady and she remains in my heart as one of my favorite teachers. My prayers for her family today is for peace and comfort and the knowledge that you will see her again. She blessed my life. Much love to her family

Michael McKay & Richard Michel
3 years ago

We were very saddened reading of Sr. Maireads’ death. She was a good and faithful friend. To the community, her niece Pauline and nephew Tom, and their families, we offer our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. We will miss her very much.
Thank God for having her presence in our lives.
Michael McKay & Richard Michel

Michael McKay & Richard Michel
3 years ago

A good friend

Kathy Sheets
3 years ago

Sr. PJ was my 7th & 8th grade teacher at All Saints. She was my inspiration for becoming a teacher myself (I retired after 36 yrs of teaching). She made learning fun and was such a caring, loving person. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to get to know her as an adult too. I’m quite sure “PJ” will be sitting at the right hand of God this Easter and what a well-deserved reward for her life.

Teri Morgan
3 years ago

My condolences to the family of Mairead Scanlon. The death of a loved one is so devastating and not always easy to get through it along. I found God’s word the Bible helps. Philippians 4:6&7 hepls because it encourages us to turn to God in Prayer and he will give us Peace and Understanding as you endure this very difficult time. You can read this scripture online at http://www.jw.org

Kim Flinn
3 years ago

My heart is sad and joyful at the same time to think of the such a life so well lived by Sr. Mairead, such a graceful and caring Soul who lived her life for others. God has gained a true devoted soul. Rest in His peace Sister Mairead.