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
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 >
September 11, 2014
Sister Loretta M. Hogan died on September 11, 2014 and was buried at St. Joseph Villa, September 16, 2014. One unique aspect of S. Loretta’s life was that her religious life and eternal life began on the same day, September 11th. Twice on that date, … Read More >
September 1, 2014
Sister Angeline Clawson, a beloved Sister of Saint Joseph for 68 years entered eternal life on September 1, 2014 at Fitzgerald-Mercy Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania.
Born to Florence and Charles Clawson and baptized Joan, she was a member of Holy Angels Parish in Philadelphia and attended school … Read More >
June 6, 2014
Sister Mary Rita Boyle died on June 6, 2014, and was buried on June 19, 2014, at Saint Joseph Villa. Mary Rita described her life as having a “bright beginning.” She was the middle daughter of William and Anna Boyle and lived so close to the St. … Read More >
June 20, 2014
It is difficult truly to define or describe a person on paper – or on computer. This is certainly true in trying to describe Sister St. Ursula. She did many things and did them well; however, what she brought to all that she did was of greatest … Read More >
July 5, 2014
Sister Jane Marie McGettigan died on July 5, 2014, and was buried on July 10, 2014, at Saint Joseph Villa. Jane was born to John and Sadie McGettigan and she grew up in St. Stephen’s Parish. When Jane was only three years old and her brother, Jimmy, … Read More >
June 26, 2014
Sister Mary Grace Rutter, a beloved Sister of Saint Joseph for 74 years, died at Saint Joseph Villa on June 26, 2014. Her Mass of Christian Burial followed at the Villa on July 3.
An only child, Sister Mary Grace, baptized Martha, was reared by her loving … Read More >
June 20, 2014
Sister Rita Ciabattoni died on June 20, 2014, and was buried on June 30, 2014, at Saint Joseph’s Villa. Sister Rita embodied the Preface of our Constitution by being a Sister of Saint Joseph who always moved toward profound love of God and neighbor. Sister Rita’s Italian … Read More >
May 29, 2014
Sister Miriam Magdala died on May 29, 2014, and her funeral took place at Saint Joseph Villa. She was born Elizabeth Marie, and her spiritual life was nourished in many ways but especially by her parents who made sure that Elizabeth recognized authority. From the beginning of … Read More >
June 6, 2014
Sister Marie Charlotte McWilliams, a beloved Sister of Saint Joseph for 58 years entered eternal life at Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown on June 6, 2014.
Baptized Virginia Marie, Marie Charlotte became known and loved as Ginny, Aunt Ginny, and “Hermana Carlotta” by her students. Her own young … Read More >