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 Ann Marguerite Kearns

Posted on: June 12th, 2014

June 2, 2014

Sister Ann Marguerite Kearns died at Saint Joseph Villa on June 2, 2014. Her funeral liturgy and burial followed on June 9, 2014.

Born to parents Joseph and Kathryn, Sister Ann was reared with four siblings. The family were proud members of Corpus Christi, the revered old … Read More >


Sister Marcella Malone

Posted on: June 12th, 2014

May 10, 2014

Sister Marcella Malone died at Saint Joseph Villa on May 10, 2014. Her funeral took place on May 13. She had just recently celebrated 70 years as a Sister of Saint Joseph.

Baptized Harriette, Sister lived with her faith-filled loving parents and three siblings in Immaculate Conception … Read More >


Sister Mary McMullan

Posted on: May 8th, 2014

March 31, 2014

In her ministry and in her community life, Sister Mary McMullan was faithful to the present moment and to whatever God asked of her. Author, Mary Ann Brussart writes, “Stay in the present moment; that is where God, the Invisible Lover, is close as your breath.” Sister … Read More >


Sister Elizabeth Agnes Zubaly

Posted on: April 28th, 2014

March 17, 2014

Sister Elizabeth Agnes Zubaly, a beloved Sister of Saint Joseph for 69 years, died at Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown, Pennsylvania on March 17, 2014.

Born to Austro-Hungarian parents Julius and Elizabeth, she was baptized Mary Agnes and grew up in Philadelphia where she attended Saint Francis Xavier … Read More >


Sister Evelyn Mignone

Posted on: April 28th, 2014

April 2, 2014

 Sister Evelyn Mignone died on April 2, 2014, and her funeral took place at St. Joseph's Villa, on April 10, 2014.  Her spiritual life was nourished in many ways but especially by her directed retreats that encouraged her to return to the Gospels for her inspiration . … Read More >


Sister Virginia Marie Fitzgerald

Posted on: April 28th, 2014

March 17, 2014

“To act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God.” These were the words that Sister Ginny Fitzgerald said she would offer to newer members of the congregation; these were the words by which she lived.

For her sixty years as a Sister of St. Joseph, Sister … Read More >


Sister Rose Magill

Posted on: March 17th, 2014

February 11, 2014

Sister Rose Magill was born to John and Rose Magill on September 10, 1929 in Philadelphia, in St. Michael parish, where she was baptized and where she received her early education. It was a place very dear to her heart.

 Many adjectives can be used to describe … Read More >


Sister Elizabeth Ochs

Posted on: March 17th, 2014

February 10, 2014

Sister Elizabeth Ochs died on February 10, 2014, and was buried at Saint Joseph’s Villa on February 12, 2014. Liz was born on December 21, 1923 to John and Helen Ochs and was raised in the Immaculate Conception parish in the Germantown neighbor of Philadelphia. Early in … Read More >


Sister Jane O’Neil

Posted on: March 17th, 2014

February 9, 2014

Sister Jane O’Neill, a beloved Sister of Saint Joseph for 68 years, died at Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown, Pennsylvania on February 9, 2014.  The second of six children born to Katharine and James O’Neill, Jane was baptized at Saint Michael Church in Philadelphia.  The family moved to … Read More >


Sister Marie Jude Behling

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

November 30, 2013

At Sister Marie Jude’s funeral liturgy, the words of Sister Joan Chittister were recalled, “Advent calls us to hope in the promise that God is calling us to greater things and will be with us as we live them…” In that context, the sudden but peaceful death … Read More >