Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister M. Rose Anthony Spingler, formerly Florence Spingler, 75, died Sept. 19. She was in the 57th year of her religious life.
Born in Philadelphia, Sister Rose entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1957 from St. Katharine of Siena Parish in Wayne and professed her vows in 1960.
Sister Rose spent most of her religious life teaching chemistry in high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Allentown and Harrisburg. While at Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, where she taught for 20 years, Sister Rose was both director and teacher in the Medical Careers Program.
In recent years, she served in the guidance departments at Lancaster Catholic, Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg and Villa Maria Academy High School in Malvern.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 23 at Camilla Hall in Immaculata. Father Paul Kennedy was the celebrant and homilist. The concelebrants were Fathers Neil Sullivan, Christopher Redcay, Engelbert Michel, and William Dean and Msgr. Joseph Logrip.
Sister Rose was predeceased by her parents Anthony Flynn Spingler and Rose M. McCafferty Spingler. She is survived by her brothers William (Barbara Paolizzi), Anthony (Janet), Albert (Joanne), James (Mary), her sister Rosemary (Larry) Keinath, many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, Grace D’Addezio, her local community from Villa Maria Convent in Malvern, and her fellow I.H.M. Sisters.
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