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
January 27, 2013
Sister Mary Scherr died at Saint Joseph Villa on January 27, 2013. Her Liturgy and burial took place at the Villa on January 31.
Born to Emil and Marie Scherr, Mary Wilhelmina Ruth was the twin sister of Marie, who was also a Sister of Saint Joseph … Read More >
January 1, 2013
Sister Charlene Schmitt entered eternal life on January 1, 2013, and her funeral took place at Saint Joseph’s Villa on January 4, 2013.
Sister Charlene began her life on March 12, 1948. She was the youngest of four children and received her education at Blessed Sacrament School … Read More >
December 20, 2012
On December 20, 2012, Sister M. Jane Coyle, beloved Sister of Saint Joseph, died at Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown. Her Mass of Christian Burial took place in the Villa chapel on December 28.
Sister Jane, one of five children, three boys and two girls, was born to … Read More >
December 2, 2012
On Sunday, December 2, 2012, Sister Elizabeth Waldron suddenly and unexpectedly entered into eternal life at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, PA. Her Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Joseph Villa on December 7.
Sister Beth was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Waldron; she was … Read More >
December 17, 2012
Sister Agnes Genevieve Kelm, a faithful Sister of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia for 66 years, died at Saint Joseph Villa in Flourtown on December 17, 2012.
Born to William and Anna Kelm, Anna Marie (Nancy) was the oldest of five children including her deceased sister Dorothy who … Read More >
December 9, 2012
Sister Irma Consilii died at Saint Joseph Villa on December 9. Her burial took place on December 14. Sister celebrated 75 years as a Sister of Saint Joseph.
Born Catherine Cecilia to Joseph and Bridget Greene, Sister enjoyed a faith-filled family life with her parents and three … Read More >
December 7, 2012
Sister Margaret Monica Tyrell entered eternal life on December 7, 2012 . Her funeral took place at Saint Joseph’s Villa on December 13, 2012.
Sister Margaret Monica and music are synonymous terms. In fact, one of her classmates called her “Monica the Music Maker.” Sister Margaret’s entire … Read More >
Sister Margaret McMahon died at Saint Joseph Villa on December 4, 2012. Her funeral liturgy took place on December 11, 2012. Sister Margaret had just recently marked her 85th birthday.
Peg, as she was called in community, was one of eight children born to James and Margaret McMahon in … Read More >
November 27, 2012
Sister Alice Edward Strogen, a beloved Sister of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia for 46 years died suddenly at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on November 27, 2012.
The oldest of four children born to Alice and Edward Strogen in 1947, she was baptized … Read More >
November 30, 2012
Sister Mary McGinnis entered eternal life on November 30, 2012. Her funeral took place at St. Joseph’s Villa on December 5, 2012.
Sister was born in Philadelphia and attended West Catholic High School. During her junior year at West, a sister approached Mary and asked if she … Read More >