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
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 >
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 >