Obituary: Sister Maria Regina Loures, I.H.M.

Sister Maria Regina Loures, I.H.M., of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died April 27 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa.

Sister Maria Regina
Sister Maria Regina

Born in Brooklyn as Arlene, she entered the congregation in 1957, and made her final profession of vows in 1964.

Her only local teaching assignment was at Our Lady of Mercy School, Forest Hills, 1976-78.

She also served as co-vicar for religious for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, 1986-98; associate retreat director at Bishop Molloy Passionist Retreat House, Jamaica, 1999-2007; administrator of Our Lady of Grace Center, Manhasset, L.I., 2008-13. She was a retreat director and group facilitator in the New York City and Long Island areas from 2013 to 2016.

She is survived by her brother, George, and a sister, Maryellen (Ellie) Connolly of Rockaway Point.

Interment was at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pa.