Sister James Grace Sheeran died July 6 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, in the 47th year of her religious life. She was 65 years old.
Born in Philadelphia, Sister James Grace entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1966 from Immaculate Conception Parish, Germantown, and professed her vows in 1969.
Sister James Grace taught first and second grades for more than 40 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Camden.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall on July 12.
Father Joseph Di Gregorio was the celebrant and homilist. Concelebrants included Msgrs. Edward M. Deliman and Joseph Logrip, and Fathers William J. Bleiler, Christopher Cooke, Anthony R. Hangholt and Paul M. Kennedy. Deacons Stanley and Joseph Zaleski assisted at the Mass.
Sister James Grace is survived by members of her religious community, her siblings Mary Beth (Daniel) McCollum, Nancy (Andrew) Trainer, Gerard Sheeran and Gregory(Elizabeth) Sheeran and in-laws Margaret (James) Sheeran, Peter (Sallie) Schirmer, Edward (Gretchen) O’Mara, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was also survived by her loyal community at St. Martin of Tours Convent, Philadelphia.
She was predeceased by her parents, James and Grace Bleiler Sheeran and siblings, James, Sheeran, Sallie Schirmer and Gretchen O’Mara.
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