Sister Anne Fulwiler, former diocesan vicar for religious, vice chancellor
Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Anne Fulwiler, who served in the Diocese of Trenton as vicar for religious from 1988 to 1997, and as vice chancellor from 1997 to 2003, died May 4 in Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. She was 87.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated May 12 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Peace Residence, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa.
Born in Williamsport, Pa., Sister Anne entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary congregation on Sept. 8, 1944; made her temporary profession of vows May 8, 1947, and her final profession of vows Aug. 2, 1950.
Sister Anne earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Marywood College, Scranton; a master of arts degree in Church administration and a juris canonical licentiate from The Catholic University of America, Washington. Sister Anne taught in schools in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Mount Holly Regional Catholic High School, Mount Holly, from 1947 to 1956.
Other positions she held included serving as coordinator of apostolic works for the IHM Congregation from 1970 to 1974, and a four-year term as superior general of the IHM congregation, during which she was instrumental in implementing many of the changes called for by the Second Vatican Council.
In the Archdiocese of Washington, Sister Anne was a judge on Marriage Tribunal and a canon law consultant from 1981 to 1988.
From 2003 until the time of her death, Sister Anne served as a prayer minister in the Marian Convent and Our Lady of Peace Residence, Scranton.
Daughter of the late Harold and Joann White Fulwiler and sister of the late Robert Samuel and John Edward Fulwiler, she is survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery, Moscow, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters, c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18509.[[In-content Ad]]