Compiled by Angela Arrington
Sister Marian Rose Porter, I.H.M.
Sister Marian Rose Porter, I.H.M, formerly Mabel Marie Porter, died March 21, 2009, at Camilla Hall, Immaculata. She was born in Philadelphia and professed her first vows in 1939. She went on to teach in elementary schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and served at Cardinal Dougherty High School as an office assistant. She retired to Camilla Hall in 2003. She is predeceased by her parents, Walter T. and Anna Irvin Porter, two brothers, Richard and James, and three sisters, Anna May, Loretta and Catherine. The funeral Mass was celebrated March 25 at Camilla Hall. Interment followed in the Immaculata Cemetery. She is survived by a brother, Joseph; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and her religious community.
Sister Robert Therese Arnot, S.S.J.
Sister Robert Therese Arnot, S.S.J., formerly Mary Liguori Arnot, died March 9, 2009. She was 78. She was born in West Orange, N.J., to Robert J. Arnot and Teresa Filan. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 14, 1948, and she served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Newark, and the Dioceses of Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa., and Raleigh, N.C. She is predeceased by her brother, Mickey. The funeral Mass was celebrated March 13. Interment followed in the community cemetery. She is survived by her brother, Joseph P.; her sister, Teresa C.; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, a great grandnephew and her congregation.
Sister Mary Theresa Battersby, S.S.J.
Sister Mary Theresa Battersby, S.S.J., formerly Sister Stephen Joseph, died March 11, 2009. She was 92. She was born in Philadelphia to William Battersby and Alice Harrington. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 13, 1933. For many years she served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Camden, N.J., and Raleigh, N.C. She is predeceased by her brother, Anthony, and sister, Dolores. The funeral Mass was celebrated March 16. Interment followed in the community cemetery. She is survived by her congregation.
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