Sister James Therese Bones died at Saint Joseph Villa on April 9, 2022. Her parents, James and Mary Ellen, were both from St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Germantown, where she attended grade school. S. James also graduated from Little Flower High School and Chestnut Hill College with a degree in Elementary Education.
Sister James Therese Bones used this degree to instruct students in the Philadelphia, Camden, and Allentown dioceses from 1953 until 1983. After her education ministry came to a conclusion, S. James arrived at Saint Joseph Villa as a nursing assistant and was beloved for her kind, gentle, and caring demeanor. In 2017, her status transferred to prayer and presence at the Villa. Now S. James is a welcomed presence in Paradise. Rest in Peace, S. James!