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


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 >


Sister Barbara Boyle

Posted on: April 26th, 2016

               April 12, 2016

Sister Barbara Boyle died at Chestnut Hill Hospital on April 12, 2016, and was buried at Saint Joseph's Villa on  April 20, 2016. Described as a "woman of many gifts," Barbara was the only child of Thomas and Ann Boyle in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1937. After attending Our Lady of Victory Elementary School and Holy Family Academy High School, S.… Read More >


Sister Anna Marie Mack

Posted on: April 19th, 2016
March 28, 2016

               March 28, 2016

Sister Anna Marie Mack, a faithful Sister of Saint Joseph for seventy years entered eternal life on Easter Monday, March 28, 2016 at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia.

Anna Marie was the only daughter of Lewis and Anna Mack.  She and her three brothers attended Saint Alice School in Upper Darby. … Read More >


Sister Regina Joseph Doyle

Posted on: April 1st, 2016

                March 4, 2016

Sister Regina Joseph entered eternal life on March 4, 2016. She was characterized by a sister who knew her well as having “the largest heart, a heart that was beyond generous”.  That description, which in itself epitomizes Bishop Kendrick’s idea of a Sister of Saint Joseph as, “one who was ready for any good work”, is a fitting description of her.  … Read More >


Sister Eileen Mortimer

Posted on: March 29th, 2016

               March 15, 2016

Sister Eileen Mortimer, formerly known as Sister Catherine Jose, died on March 15, 2016. A recent resident of Saint Joseph Villa, Sister Eileen’s funeral and burial took place at the Villa on March 21, coincidentally, her birthday.

The third child of five children of Catherine and Joseph, Eileen was reared in a very religious atmosphere.… Read More >


Sister Margaret Donohoe

Posted on: February 24th, 2016
February 16, 2016

               February 5, 2016

Sister Margaret Donohoe died at Saint Joseph Villa on February 5, 2016,  and was buried on February 12, 2016. Peg and her nine siblings were raised in St. Michael and Holy Innocents Parishes by her devoted parents, Eugene and Margaret. Educated at Little Flower High School, Peg entered the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1950.… Read More >


Sister Mary Xavier Kirby

Posted on: February 9th, 2016
January 26, 2016

               January 26, 2016

Sister Mary Xavier Kirby, a faithful Sister of Saint Joseph for 75 years, entered eternal life on January 26, 2016.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown on February 2.

Lucy Kirby, the only daughter of Alfred and Helen Kirby, grew up in Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Newark, where she attended grammar school and high school. … Read More >


Sister Alice Patricia Waters

Posted on: January 29th, 2016
January 2, 2016

                January 2, 2016

Sister Alice Patricia Waters went home to God on the vigil of the feast of the Epiphany, January 2, 2016.  In eulogizing Sister Alice, Sister Anne Myers alluded to the gifts of the Magi, citing Alice’s three pronged gifts of love: her love of family, her love of God and her love of neighbor.… Read More >


Sister Thomasina Farley

Posted on: January 26th, 2016


January 16, 2016

                January 16, 2016

Sister Thomasina entered eternal life on January 16, 2016. Her funeral liturgy followed at the Villa on January 20, 2016. Sister was a resident at the Villa since 2008.

Born to parents Thomas and Catherine, Helen Marcella was reared with her three sisters in St. Hugh parish in Philadelphia.… Read More >