I have a letter dated March 1937 to my great aunt from a cousin, Sr. Mary Peter Damien from the Convent of the Good Shepard in Reading, which was a cloistered convent. It refers to the nun's mothers death recently in either Luzerne or Lackawanna county. Also, refers to the nun having a sister Mary. My great Aunt Kate Gallagher, originally from Beaver Brook/Audenried/Yorktown had no first "Gallagher" cousins, as her father was the only child to have children. She did have some first cousins on her mothers side, Coyle, but none of them had a nun and a mother who died in 1937 or end of 1936.
If anyone has this Sr. Mary Peter Damien in their family, I would appreciate trying to figure out the connection.