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 Mary de Sales Vesey

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

Sister Mary de Sales Vesey  died on August 27, 2013, and was buried at St. Joseph’s Villa on August 30, 2013. Sister Mary  was born on April 29, 1921, in an English mining town, Wigan. This hamlet was unique in its totally Catholic population, and “our little May” was embraced … Read More >

 

Sister Mary Ellen Ford

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

September 2, 2013

Sister Mary Ellen Ford lived for 67 years, a faith-filled, and energy-filled, joyous life. She was the eldest of the children born to Bob and Vivian Ford; Bobby, Pat, Eileen, Elaine, and Betty completed the family.

She attended St Joseph School in Roselle and Holy Family Academy … Read More >

 

Sister Helen Anthony Mayhew

Posted on: August 29th, 2013

June 27, 2013

 Anthony and Helen Mayhew welcomed their daughter, Eileen, into the world on November 6, 1917 in Washington, DC, where she and her three brothers grew up as members of Holy Name parish.  Eileen attended Immaculate Conception Academy and was graduated from there in 1935. After graduation she … Read More >

 

Sister Joan Daly

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

July 17, 2013

Sister Joan Daly died on July 17, 2013.  Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Joseph Villa on July 30. Sister Joan was engaged in summer ministry at the College of New Rochelle in New York as staff instructor of teachers in the Montessori Method.… Read More >

 

Sister Francis Thomas Catterall

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

July 16, 2013

Sister Francis Thomas Catterall, a beloved Sister of Saint Joseph for 75 years, died at Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown, Pennsylvania on July 16, 2013.

Born to Frank and Mae Catterall, Margie was the third of seven children:  Eleanor (Sister Eleanor Pierre), Fran, Bill, Al, John (who died … Read More >

 

Sister Miriam James McGovern

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013

July 11, 2013

Sister Miriam James entered eternal life on July 11, 2013. Her funeral took place at Saint Joseph Villa on July 16. Sister had been a resident of the Villa since 1996.

Baptized Elizabeth Dolores, Sister Miriam was one of four children born to Marie and James McGovern. … Read More >

 

Sister Ann Gertrude Dougherty

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013

 

July 7, 2013

Sister Ann Gertrude Doughtery died on July 7, 2013, and was buried at Saint Joseph’s Villa on July 15, 2013. Sister Ann was born on December 18, 1923, to her Irish immigrant parents. She attended Saint Stephen’s School, John W. Hallahan High School, and transferred to … Read More >

 

Sister Virginia Cleary

Posted on: July 19th, 2013

June 15, 2013

Sister Virginia Cleary, a beloved Sister of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia for 68 years, died at Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown, Pennsylvania on June 15, 2013.

Born to Mae and Paul Cleary, the young Maria Teresa received her sacraments in St. Gabriel Parish in Norwood, Pennsylvania where she … Read More >

 

Sister Margaret Imelda Benson

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

May 29, 2013

Sister Margaret Imelda Benson died at Saint Joseph Villa on May 29, 2013. Sister’s funeral took place at the Villa on June 3.

Baptized Marguerite, she was the fourth of the six children of Margaret and Michael Benson, Scottish immigrants. Born in South Philadelphia, the young Margaret … Read More >

 

Sister Muriel Mercedes Doyle

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

May 26, 2013

Sister Muriel Mercedes Doyle entered eternal life on May 26, 2013. Her funeral took place at Saint Joseph’s Villa on May 31, 2013.

Sister Muriel was born in Norwood, Pennsylvania, in 1934, and had a deep love for her parents and two brothers, Harry and Bob. After … Read More >