Remembering Sister Anne Marie

Sister Anne MarieIt is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Sister Anne Marie Markoe, I.H.M. passed away on February 4, 2020.

Sister Anne Marie was a much-loved Biology 1 teacher at Bishop O'Connell from 2008 until 2019. She left O'Connell at the end of the last school year to begin a new assignment in the administrative offices at Immaculata University.

At O'Connell, Sister Anne Marie was a joyful presence both in and outside the classroom. During flexible instructional time, she could be found mentoring students in the computer labs, or stopping by the Muller Center to catch up with some of her students. In the science department, she piloted and reported on a new "NASA" lighting system in her classroom that simulates morning sunlight. Sister was especially known for her kindness and engagement with the students, parents and co-workers.

Sister Anne Marie was born April 27, 1945 in Philadelphia to George and Anne Markoe. After graduating from Little Flower High School in Philadelphia, she earned her bachelor's degree from Immaculata College and her master's from Villanova University. She professed her first vows on June 28, 1966.

She was fluent in Spanish and taught in elementary and high schools in the Philadelphia and Allentown dioceses in Pennsylvania, at Immaculata High School in Somerville, N.J., and at I.H.M. academies in Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Afternoon Viewing - Friday, Feb. 7 (2:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
Morning Viewing – Saturday, Feb. 8 (8:30 – 10:15 a.m.)
Funeral Mass – Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m.

All events take place at Camilla Hall, 100 Maxis Drive, Malvern, PA 19355.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.