Sister Loretta Mary Enderle, I.H.M., formerly Eleanor T. Enderle, died in Camilla Hall Nursing Home June 17. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1934 and professed first vows in 1937. She was a jubilarian this year, celebrating her 75th anniversary of religious profession.
Sister Loretta Mary received her undergraduate degree from Immaculata College and her master’s degree in the teaching of German from Villanova University. She pursued additional graduate study at Georgetown University.
She ministered for 53 years in various Archdiocesan schools, 33 of which were at Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia. Other assignments in the Archdiocese included St. Francis de Sales School and John W. Hallahan High School in Philadelphia.
She was also on the faculty of Immaculate Heart Academy, Ashland, Pa., and Holy Name High School, Reading, and served as dean of admissions at Immaculata University. In 2006, she retired to Camilla Hall and an apostolate of prayer.
In addition to her religious community and her cousin, Sister Norine Mary Quinn, I.H.M., Sister Enderle is survived by her sisters-in-law, Mary and Mildred Enderle, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Catherine Shaughnessy Enderle and her brothers Raymond, Ed, Joe, Bill, and Frank Enderle.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall June 20. Father James McKelvey was principal celebrant and homilist with Msgr. William J.J. O’Donnell concelebrating. Internment followed in the Immaculata Cemetery.
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