Irene Satory, SCN, 89, (formerly Sister Louis Anthony) was born in Adena, OH. She died July 10, 2020, at Nazareth Home in Louisville, KY. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 65 years.
Sister Irene served in elementary education. She taught first grade at St. Andrew School in Roanoke, Virginia. She taught primary grades at St. Agnes in Louisville; at St. Joseph in Tiltonsville, Ohio; and at St. Mary in Paris, KY. She also taught at Nazareth Montessori Children’s Center.
From 1976-1982 Sister Irene served her SCN Community as the Provincial Secretary for the Louisville area. She later served her Community in the Catherine Spalding Bookshop, in the Motherhouse Archival Center and in Community Service for Russell Hall and the Motherhouse.
She served in healthcare ministries as a librarian at Our Lady of Peace in Louisville and as librarian at St. Vincent Medical Center in Little Rock, AR.
She is survived by her sister Regina McQueen of Canton OH, her brother John Satory (Louise) of Independence, OH, her extended family, and by her religious community.
Sister Irene Satory will be buried in the Nazareth Cemetery on:
- Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1 p.m. The prayer ritual will be filmed and will be shared.
- A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY. Memorials may be sent to the SCN Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY, 40048.
Sister Irene, then Sister Louis Anthony, was my second grade teacher at St. Agnes in Louisville KY. I moved in the middle of that grade level to Kansas. Sister wrote to me for many years. I didn’t see her again until I was a mother of three children and visited her in Nazareth. She was a warm, kind, supportive constant in my life. I am forever grateful. In addition, she taught me about diphthongs, the musical scales, grace, temptation and prepared me for First Communion. I loved her.