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 Marjorie Miller

Posted on: November 22nd, 2016
October 31, 2016

                October 31, 2016

Sister Marjorie Miller died at Saint Joseph Villa on October 31, 2016.  Her Mass of Resurrection took place at the Villa on November 8, followed by burial in the congregational cemetery at Saint Joseph Villa.

Marjorie, the youngest of five daughters, was born to George and Helen Miller on April 25, 1918 in Altoona, PA.… Read More >

 

Sister Mary Teresa Willmanns

Posted on: November 3rd, 2016
October 17, 2016

                October 17, 2016

Sister Mary Teresa Willmanns  died  on October 17, 2016 and was buried at Saint Joseph Villa on  October 21, 2016. S. Mary described herself as one who would “go with the flow.” This journey lasted for 71 year as a Sister of Saint Joseph. Blessed with a pleasant disposition and a deep faith, Mary’s presence made the best of all situations and brightened all who encountered her.… Read More >

 

Sister Mary Patricia McCrane

Posted on: November 3rd, 2016
September 25, 2016

                September 25, 2016

Sister Mary Patricia McCrane, a Sister of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia for 66 years, died on September 25, 2016 at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on September 30 at Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown, Pennsylvania.

Mary Pat lived with her family in Ascension parish in Philadelphia. … Read More >

 

Sister Regina Gormley

Posted on: October 4th, 2016
September 22, 2016

                September 22, 2016

Sister Regina Gormley, known earlier as Sister Joseph Regina, died at Saint Joseph Villa on September 22, 2016. Her funeral followed on September 28. Her time at the Villa was very short.

Born to parents Regina and William, Regina was the eldest of three children. She and her two brothers attended St.… Read More >

 

Sister Dolores Malecka

Posted on: October 3rd, 2016
September 9, 2016

               September 9, 2016

Sister Dolores Malecka died at Saint Joseph Villa on September 9, 2016; Father Francis Sabitini celebrated her Mass of Christian burial and her cremaines were interred in the congregational cemetery at the Villa on September 13.

In her own words, “Having lived a life of voluntary simplicity, I want my funeral to follow the same pattern.”  This meant, of course, that she wanted no viewing, no cremains present, no pictures, and absolutely no eulogy.… Read More >

 

Sister Florence Edward Sullivan

Posted on: September 26th, 2016
September 16, 2016

                September 16, 2016

Sister Florence Edward died September 16, 2016 at Saint Joseph Villa. Her funeral and Memorial Mass were celebrated at the Villa on September 21, 2016.

Born November 26, 1931, and baptized Eileen, Sister Florence was the younger of Edward and Florence Sullivan’s two children. Her brother Tom, who predeceased her, was Brother Nicholas of the Christian Brothers. … Read More >

 

Sister Marie Clare Kleschick

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016
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               September 3, 2016

Sister Marie Clare Kleschick  died at Saint Joseph Villa  on September 3, 2016, and was buried at Saint Joseph Villa on  September 8, 2016. Sister described herself as a “naïve adventurer, eager to learn how to be holy.” Sister realized that this journey would last a lifetime.

Marie Clare Kleschick was born on June 26, 1925, the fifth of ten children of William and Francis Kleschick.… Read More >

 

Sister Marie Jerome Hennessey

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016
August 19, 2016

               August 19, 2016

Sister Marie Jerome Hennessey, a beloved Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty-seven years, entered eternal life on August 19, 2016 at Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown, Pennsylvania.  The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Joseph Villa on August 26, 2016.

Catherine Bridget Ann Hennessey, the daughter of Jerome and Catherine, grew up in Bayonne, New Jersey along with her three brothers:  Jerome, Michael and Matthew and her three sisters:  Helen, Maureen and Joan. … Read More >

 

Sister Emily McMullen

Posted on: September 6th, 2016
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                June 22, 2016

Sister Emily McMullen died at Saint Joseph Villa on June 22, 2016, and was buried at Saint Joseph Villa on  June 28, 2016. Sister was described as a “behind the scenes” person who rarely sought the limelight. Likewise, her nephew recently wrote to S. Emily that she taught so many people how to smile, and she shared this gift with so many others engaging them in friendly conversation whether she knew them or not.… Read More >

 

SIster Theresa Consilli Stahl

Posted on: September 6th, 2016
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                 June 24, 2016

Sister Theresa Consilii Stahl died at St. Joseph Villa on June 24, 2016.  Her Mass of Christian Burial took place at the Villa on June 30.

Sister Theresa was born to William and Margaret McGregor Stahl on February 14, 1927.  Along with her five brothers and sisters, William, John, Patricia and Margaret, she grew up in Nativity Parish, Philadelphia.… Read More >