Sister Angela Joseph Coppola, I.H.M., formerly Rose Marie Coppola, died Jan. 25 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, at age 75. She was in her 56thyear of religious life.
Born in Philadelphia, Sister Angela Joseph entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1958 from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Philadelphia and professed her vows in 1960.
She taught in various classrooms for 30 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
She then served as superior and principal in schools in the archdiocese. Her last assignment as principal was at St. David School, Willow Grove. She then assisted at St. Dominic School in Philadelphia.
Due to illness she entered Camilla Hall Dec. 17, 2013.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 30 at Camilla Hall. Father Joseph Devlin was the celebrant. The homilist was Father Michael Marrone, and concelebrants included Msgrs. Richard Bolger and James P. McCoy, and Fathers Frederick Kindon, Alfred P. Sceski, Edward Kearns, William Kaufman, Michael Ryan, Thomas Dunleavy, Anthony Rossi, Richard P. Connors, Francis Kelly, John Babowitch and Capuchin Franciscan Father Michael Greco. Deacons William Eliason and Leonard DeMasi assisted at the Mass.
Sister Angela Joseph is survived by members of her religious community, two sisters, Geraldine (Charles) Oesterle and Carol (James) Albright, and other family members. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Angela Manieri Coppola.
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