289 sisters' graves to be moved
DANVILLE - Brady Funeral Home was hired by the Sisters of Christian Charity to relocate 289 graves at Holy Family Convent.
The burials at the convent date from 1927 to 1947, as reported in Thursday's edition of The Daily Item.
The graves will be relocated to St. Joseph Cemetery, Danville.
Geisinger System Services purchased the 19-acre convent at 1 Montour St.
Built in 1969, it had been for sale for one year. The sisters have owned the land for 115 years.
Between 300 and 400 employees are expected to work at the building, mostly from information technology.
The 60 retired nuns have three years to relocate. There are plans for a retirement building to be constructed for them in New Jersey.