In Loving Remembrance
To remember is to celebrate. We remember with love each of these women, our sisters and friends, who died during the past year. 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!
In Loving Remembrance Posts
December 26, 2014
Sister Marie Berenice Weaver died on December 26, 2014, and was buried at St. Joseph’s Villa, December 31, 2014. On this last day of the year, we celebrate the beginning of S. Marie’s life in Paradise. As a Sister of St. Joseph for 71 years, S. Marie … Read More >
December 29, 2014
Sister Ethel Marie died at Saint Joseph Villa on December 29, 2014. Her funeral liturgy and burial took place on January 2, 2015. Sister Ethel Marie was a resident at the Villa since 2001.
Baptized Laura, Sister Ethel was one of two children born to Harry and … Read More >
December 25, 2014
Sister Catherine Mooney, formerly Sister St. Austin, died at Saint Joseph Villa on December 25th, 2014. Her funeral took place on December 30th. Sister spent the last ten years of her life as a resident at the Villa.
Sister Catherine was born to her parents, … Read More >
- December 10, 2014
Sister Marjorie Sweeney, a Sister of Saint Joseph for 71 years, entered eternal life on December 10, 2014 at Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown, Pennsylvania.
The daughter of Gertrude and Edward Sweeney, Marjorie was raised with her three siblings in the traditions of a faith-filled Irish-Catholic family in … Read More >
November 30, 2014
Sister Catharine Elizabeth Murphy died on November 30, 2014, and was buried at Saint Joseph Villa, December 5, 2014. On this first Sunday of Advent, to the strains of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” S. Catharine, lover of music and a lover of God, welcomed Emmanuel into … Read More >
November 1, 2014
Sister Mary Michael Cecilia Walsh entered eternal life on November 1, 2014. Her burial took place at Saint Joseph Villa on Wednesday, November 5. Sister had been a resident at the Villa since 2007.
Sister Michael was baptized Katherine, the oldest of five children born to her … Read More >
October 3, 2014
Sister Helen Francis Reilly, a Sister of Saint Joseph for 54 years, entered eternal life with God on October 3, 2014 at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia.
She was born and raised in Saint William parish in Lawndale. Anne graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School and entered the … Read More >
October 5, 2014
A couple of weeks before Sister Ann Walter McClister died someone asked her how she was doing. Ann’s reply was, “I won two card games!”
In the eulogy at the funeral mass, Sister Anne Myers used the analogy of a card player to describe Ann’s philosophy of … Read More >
September 24, 2014
Sister Ann Josepha was one of many young women from Bayonne, New Jersey who entered the Sisters of Saint Joseph. She was the fifth of eight children born to Ann and Joseph Malloy. She was baptized and given the name, Geraldine in Saint Mary Church; later the … Read More >
September 13, 2014
Sister Winifred Grelis entered eternal life on September 13, 2014, having lived at Saint Joseph Villa since August, 2013. Her funeral liturgy and burial followed on September 18, 2014. Sister was known formerly as Sister William Augustine.
Winifred Mary Grelis was born to parents John and Mabel, … Read More >