In Loving Remembrance

To remember is to celebrate. We remember with love each of these women, our sisters and friends, who died recentlly. We celebrate their lives and the example that they offered to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, their families, their friends, the church and the world.

These women embraced the call to “Let your life be a continuous act of love.” (Maxims of the Little Institute). They lived lives of faithfulness and commitment while they were with us, and we depend upon them now to continue to pray on our behalf.

May they rest in the arms of the loving God they so faithfully served!

 

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In Loving Remembrance Posts

 

Sister Janice Marie McGrane

Posted on: July 29th, 2016
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               June 27, 2016

Sister Janice McGrane, a faithful Sister of Saint Joseph for thirty-one years entered eternal life on June 27, 2016 at Saint Joseph Villa in Flourtown, Pennsylvania.  The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 5, 2016.

Janice was the oldest of five children born to Gertrude and Thomas McGrane. … Read More >

 

Sister Margaret Hurley

Posted on: July 27th, 2016
July 12, 2016

                July 12, 2016

Sister Margaret Hurley, formerly known as Sister Paul William, died July 12, 2016 at Saint Joseph Villa where she had resided for a short time. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Villa on July 18, 2016.

Sister Peg was born June12, 1928, in Jersey City, New Jersey, the fourth child of  William and Mary, Irish immigrants from County Kerry. … Read More >

 

Sister Margaret Burns

Posted on: July 27th, 2016
May 30, 2016

               May 30, 2016

Sister  Margaret Mary Burns, a beloved Sister of Saint Joseph for seventy years entered eternal life on May 30, 2016 at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia.  The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Joseph Villa on June 6, 2016 and she was laid to rest in the cemetery on the grounds of the Villa.… Read More >

 

Sister Margaret Moore

Posted on: June 23rd, 2016
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               June 11, 2016

Sister Maggie Moore, known earlier in religion as Sister James Letitia, died at Saint Joseph Villa on June 11, 2016. Her funeral liturgy took place on June 16, 2016. Sister was a resident at the Villa for just one year.

Born to parents James and Margaret Letitia Moore, young Margaret was reared by her father and paternal grandmother in St.… Read More >

 

Sister Grace Agnes Marzec

Posted on: June 23rd, 2016
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               June 9, 2016

Sister Grace Agnes Marzec died June 9, 2016 at St. Joseph Villa where she had been a resident since 2004. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Villa on June 14, 2016.

Marie B. Marzec, born July 1, 1920, was the first of two children born to Marie and Peter in Baltimore, Maryland. … Read More >

 

Sister Miriam Esther Naughton

Posted on: June 13th, 2016
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                  May 21, 2016

Sister Miriam Esther, beloved Sister of Saint Joseph, died at Saint Joseph Villa on May 21, 2016; her burial, preceded by the Mass of Christian Burial, took place at the Villa on May 26.

Sister Miriam was nurtured within a family of four children. In her own words, “We were showered with much love and made aware of the presence of God at all times.” Her sister, Sister Maria Bernard, who is deceased, was also a Sister of Saint Joseph; her brother Joe entered the priesthood.… Read More >

 

Sister Patricia Lee Murphy

Posted on: May 18th, 2016
April 26, 2016

               April 26, 2016

Sister Patricia Lee Murphy, known earlier as Sister Thomas Josepha, died in Summit, New Jersey on April 26, 2016. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Joseph Villa on May 2, 2016.

Sister Pat was born on February 6, 1937 in Asbury Park, New Jersey to Leo and Viola, who nurtured God’s love and goodness in the lives of their two daughters, Pat and Teresa. … Read More >

 

Sister Ann Marie Maguire

Posted on: May 6th, 2016
April 23, 2016

               April 23, 2016

Sister Ann Marie Maguire entered eternal life on April 23, 2016, at Saint Joseph Villa. Her funeral liturgy followed at Saint Joseph Villa on April 28, 2016. Known earlier in religion as Sister Peter Augustine, Sister Ann Marie was a resident of the Villa since the last day of February, 2016.… Read More >

 

Sister Vincent Mary Staub

Posted on: April 29th, 2016
April 25, 2016

               April 25, 2016

Sister Vincent Mary Staub died at Chestnut Hill Hospital on April 21, 2016, and was buried at Saint Joseph's Villa on April 25, 2016. Sister was described as “love in action” combining care and joy in her gentle demeanor.

Baptized Caroline Theresa, Sister Vincent was a twin and one of 12 children born to Ignatius and Jenny.… Read More >

 

Sister Eugenie Madeleine Gaddi

Posted on: April 27th, 2016
April 11, 2016

               April 11, 2016

Sister Eugenie Madeleine Gaddi died on April 11, 2016 at Saint Joseph Villa in Flourtown, PA.

“For all her associates have confidence in her and benefit from her expertise.  She often speaks with wisdom and she teaches in a kindly way.  May the public sector value her work and may all applaud her integrity.”  A letter from the General Council chose this adaptation from the Book of Proverbs (31:26-3) in announcing Sister Eugenie’s retirement from her ministry as Secretary General for the Sisters of Saint Joseph. … Read More >