Sister Ann McCurdy, IHM (Formerly Sister M. St. Kevin) died in Camilla Hall on, Thursday, September 30, 2021 in the 66th year of her religious life.
Sister Ann was born on January 24, 1936. Sister’s Dad, Charles McCurdy was born in Scotland and her (natural) Mom, Winifred (Hegarty) McCurdy and her stepmother, Mary Anne (Hegarty) McCurdy were born in Ireland. Sister Ann Marie was baptized at Our Mother of Sorrows Church in Philadelphia. Sister grew up in St. Cyril Parish in East Lansdowne. Ann Marie attended St. Cyril Elementary School and Notre Dame High School in Moylan from which she graduated in 1950. Later, while in Community, Sister earned degrees from Immaculata College and Glassboro State College.
Ann Marie entered the Congregation on September 8, 1955. She received her habit and her religious name, Sister M. St. Kevin, on March 8, 1956. Sister pronounced her First Vows on August 15, 1957.
Beginning in the fall of 1957 through the school year ending 1982, Sister taught children in grades 1, 2, 6, and 8. Sister served in the following parish schools: Seven Dolors, Wyndmoor, St. Agnes West Chester, Epiphany Miami, St. Philomena Lansdowne, Our Lady of Fatima Secane, St. Aloysius Academy Bryn Mawr, and St. David Willow Grove.
In the fall of 1982 through the school year ending 1997, Sister served as Principal in the following schools: Immaculate Conception Somerville, NJ, St. Monica Philadelphia, and Queen of Peace in Coal Township.
From 1997 through June 2004, Sister taught part time at SS. Simon and Jude Westtown. Sister worked with sixth grade children. In 2005, Sister then worked part time with fifth grade children at Assumption School in Feasterville for one year. During her time in Feasterville, Sister Ann served as the superior in the convent and in 2010 Sister remained in Feasterville until 2010, but her teaching assignment moved into the area of Religious Enrichment Instruction.
Sister continued offering Religious Enrichment Instruction at Holy Family Regional Catholic School from 2010 through June 2016. At the conclusion of this school year, Sister Ann went to Camilla Hall to assist in whatever way possible and to be an active member in the Apostolate of Prayer. Sister served faithfully in all areas of her life until her death on September 30, 2021.
Her parents Charles and Winifred (Hegarty) and Stepmother Mary Anne (Hegarty) McCurdy, her sisters Mary McCurdy and Margaret McCurdy (Masterson) and her niece Mary Anne Masterson (Poce) predecease Sister. In addition to her IHM Community, her nieces, nephew, grandnieces and grandnephews survive Sister.
Rev. Michael Callaghan celebrated the Funeral Liturgy on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to:
Camilla Hall Nursing Home
IHM Mission Advancement Office
230 IHM Drive
Malvern, PA 19355