Sister Helene Fee, (formerly known as Sister M. Wenceslaus) IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa.
Sister Helene Fee was born on August 8, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and given the name Gail Helene. She was the daughter of the late Bernard and Helene Claire Fee. Sister Helene entered the IHM Congregation on Sept. 8, 1956, made her temporary profession of vows on March 12, 1959, and made her final profession of vows on March 12, 1964.
Sister Helene served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Agnes Elementary School in Baltimore, Md., from 1959 to 1964; St. Patrick’s Elementary School in Scranton, Pa., from 1964 to 1966; St. Mary of the Mount Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1966 to 1970; Notre Dame High School in East Stroudsburg, Pa., from 1970 to 1973; Bishop Neumann High School in Williamsport, Pa., from 1973 to 1975; Archbishop Neale Elementary School in LaPlata, Md., from 1975 to 1984; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Binghamton, N.Y., from 1984 to 1986; and St. Paul Elementary School in New Bern, N.C., from 1986 to 1988.
Sister Helene also served as principal at Archbishop Neale Elementary School in LaPlata, Md., from 1988 to 2007. From 2007 until the time of her death, Sister Helene served as a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Science in mathematics from Marywood College.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard, and a sister, Patricia Hill. She is survived by a sister, Margot Sutcamp, Jacksonville, FL; and members of the IHM Congregation.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 26 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton. Interment followed at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pa.
Memorial contributions in Sister Helene’s memory may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.