Sister of St. Joseph Eleanor Therese Day, formerly Marie Angela Day, died Sept. 27. She was 81.
She was born in Philadelphia and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Holy Child Parish Sept. 10, 1947. She served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark, N.J., and the Dioceses of Allentown, Arlington, Va., and Camden, N.J.
She was predeceased by her parents Edmund and Eleanor Gallagher Day, and her brothers Edmund, Francis and Hugh.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 30. Interment was at the community cemetery.
She is survived by her brothers Charles and Anthony, and her sisters Eleanor and Sister Jane Day, S.S.J., as well as nieces, nephews and members of her community.
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