Sister Mary Urban Haughton, S.H.C.J.
Sister Mary Urban Haughton, S.H.C.J., formerly Mother Mary Urban, died July 6, 2009, of heart failure at the Holy Child center. She was 96. She was born in Philadelphia and graduated from J.W. Hallahan High School. She entered the Society of the Holy Child of Jesus in 1931. She earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Immaculate Heart University in Los Angeles and a master’s degree in psychology and guidance from Fordham University. She later began her ministry teaching at several area schools. From 1957 to 1958, she hosted her own television show titled “Come, Little Children” on the local NBC Affiliate in Philadelphia, WRCV-TV. In the fall of 1999, she moved to Bryn Mawr and in 2000, she retired to New Sharon in Rosemont. A funeral Mass was celebrated on July 11 in the New Sharon Chapel. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery in Conshohocken. She is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and her religious community.
Florence A. Castagno
Florence A. Castagno (nee D’Elia) died June 6, 2009. She was the wife of the late Alfonso A., and mother of David, Elizabeth, Maria, Michael and Lisa. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, Glenside. Interment followed at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. She is survived by her children; 10 grandchildren; and her sisters, Clara, Eva, Maria and Mary.
Estelle Stella Dempsey
Estelle Stella Dempsey (nee McHugh) died June 15, 2009. She is predeceased in death by her father Richard McHugh and brother Michael Glenn. She is survived by husband John; mother Anna “Sissy” Glenn; stepson Richie; siblings Michelle, Patty, Jennifer and Jimmy; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 18 at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment followed.
Kevin Joseph Schenk
Kevin Joseph Schenk died July 4, 2009. He was 24. He is survived by parents Patrick and Michelle (nee McHugh); siblings Patrick and Kasey; grandmother Anna “Sissy” Glenn; godparents Joe McGuigan and Nancy Schenk; as well as numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. He is predeceased by his maternal grandfather Richard McHugh and his paternal grandparents William and Clair Schenk. A funeral Mass was celebrated July 11 at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment followed at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Sister Catherine Reinhart, M.S.C.
Sister Catherine Reinhart, a missionary sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died July 1, 2009, at Sacred Heart Villa. She was 93. She was born in Philadelphia to the late George and Catherine Hart Reinhart. She made her first profession of vows on Aug. 26, 1936. She was a teacher at St. Peter’s, Coplay, until her assignment to Papua, New Guinea, where she taught elementary school aged children. When she returned to the States, she served in a variety of positions, including secretary, receptionist, school librarian and office manager. She retired in 1993 to St. Michael’s Convent. A funeral Mass was celebrated in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart Villa. Interment followed in the Convent Cemetery.
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