Sister Pierre Marie Zabor, 84, of Merion, a teacher, librarian, chef, and food-service administrator, died of heart failure Monday, Dec. 13, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Sister Pierre Marie grew up as Constance Zabor in Kensington with three sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Kensington High School.
After entering the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy in Merion, she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's in library science from Villanova University.
Sister Pierre Marie professed her religious vows in 1957 and taught in Catholic schools in Allentown and Hialeah, Fla. She was then a librarian at Bishop Kenrick High School in Norristown for 11 years.
An excellent cook who took courses at the Restaurant School in Philadelphia, Sister Pierre Marie was director of food services from 1990 to 1996 at McAuley Convent, a retirement and convalescent residence for the Sisters of Mercy.
She was then on the staff of the Motherhouse in Merion, where she used her sewing talents to make habits and do mending for the nuns. She retired to a ministry of prayer in 2005.
Sister Pierre Zabor is survived by her religious community.
A viewing will be from 6 p.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, at the Convent of Mercy Chapel, 515 Montgomery Ave., Merion. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Community Cemetery in Merion.