Sister Kathleen Marita, formerly Kathleen Lennon, died Jan. 11 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, in the 62nd year of her religious life. She was 84 years old.
Born in Philadelphia, Sister Kathleen entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1951 from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Philadelphia, and professed her first vows in 1953. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Immaculata University and a Master of Science from Marywood University in Scranton.
Sister Kathleen taught and served as principal in elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She taught business in the secondary schools of the Archdiocese and the Diocese of Arlington. In 2012 Sister Kathleen was assigned to Camilla Hall. Until her death, her ministry there was the Apostolate of Prayer.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 16 at Camilla Hall. Father William Dean was the celebrant and homilist. Father Francis J. Mulranen was a concelebrant. Interment followed in the Immaculata Cemetery.
In addition to the members of her religious community, Sister Kathleen is survived by her sister, Ellen Lennon. She was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Kathleen Scullin Lennon and a sister, Patricia Lennon.