Sister Regina Cecilia Shovlin, I.H.M.

Sister Regina Cecilia Shovlin, I.H.M.

Sister Regina Cecilia Shovlin, I.H.M., died April 28 at Camilla Hall in Immaculata. She was 89 and in her 72nd year of religious life.

Born in Philadelphia, Sister Regina Cecilia entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1942 from St. Edward Parish, Shamokin, Pa., and professed her vows in 1945.

She taught music in the elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Allentown, Arlington, Harrisburg and Miami.  Sister Regina Cecilia was assigned to Camilla Hall in 2000 where she prepared and played the music for liturgies.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated May 5 at Camilla Hall. Father William E. Dean was the celebrant and homilist, and Msgr. Joseph Logrip was the concelebrant.

Sister Regina Cecilia is survived by members of her I.H.M. community, her sister Joanne Annas (Carl), and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents William and Elizabeth Williams Shovlin.