Sister Mary Cuthberta Dick, IHM

Sister Mary Cuthberta Dick died in Camilla Hall on January 2, 2024 at the age of 97 in the 72nd year of her religious life.

Lucille Dick was born on July 17, 1926. Lucille’s parents William E. and Agnes (Albeck) Dick were born in East Mauch Chunk, PA and raised their family of ten children in SS. Simon and Jude Parish in Bethlehem, PA.

Lucille attended St. Ursula Elementary School (1932-1940), Bethlehem Catholic High School (1940-1944) and later while in Community Immaculata College.

Lucille worked for several years before entering the Community on February 2, 1952; she received her habit and her religious name, Sister Mary Cuthberta, on August 18, 1952, and she professed her First Vows on August 16, 1954.

From the fall of 1954 through the school year ending in 1999, Sister Cuthberta taught children in grades 2, 3-4, and 5-6 during her 45 years of serving children in the classroom. Sister worked diligently in a variety of locations. Sister taught in St. Martin of Tours; St. Joseph Frackville; St Ann Lansford; St. Peter Elizabethtown; St. Gertrude West Conshohocken; St. William Philadelphia; St. Stephen Port Carbon; St. Eugene Primos; St. Bartholomew E. Brunswick; and St. Jane Frances Easton.

Sister Mary Cuthberta’s ministry of service did not end when Sister left full-time teaching. In the fall of 1999 Sister returned to her home parish, SS. Simon and Jude, and did a magnificent job teaching Religious Enrichment to the children.  In the fall of 2006 through the school year ending 2010, Sister tutored primary children at Seton Academy in Bethlehem.

In August 2010, Sister Mary Cuthberta, at the age of 85, began a different type of ministry – Sister served her own IHM Sisters at Camilla Hall as a member of the Apostolate of Prayer and Service Community until her death on January 2, 2024. God rest her dear soul.

Sister is survived by her IHM Community, her sisters Germaine A. Brown and Annette Potkovac, her brothers William Dick, Joseph Dick, Cletus Dick (Gloria) and Kenneth Dick (Olga) and nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Sister is predeceased by her parents William Edward Dick and Agnes Rosemarie (Albeck) Dick, her sisters Rita Gallo (Steve) and Georgine Little, (Jay), Hummel (Howard), her sister-in-law Lily, her brother Bernard Dick, her brothers-in-law Charles Brown and Mike Potkovac.

Reverend Michael Callaghan, CM (Homilist) concelebrated Sister Mary Cuthberta’s Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend John Burger, SSC and Reverend Mark Searles.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to:
Camilla Hall Nursing Home
IHM Mission Advancement Office
230 IHM Drive
Malvern, PA 19355