Sister Regina Joseph Doyle, S.S.J., died March 4 at age 71 in the 53rd year of her religious life.
Born in Philadelphia Sept. 29, 1944, Sister Regina was the daughter of Joseph Doyle and Regina Kummer. She attended St. Anne Grade School and John W. Hallahan High School in Philadelphia. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 12, 1963 and professed final vows on Aug. 8, 1971.
Sister Regina earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Chestnut Hill College and taught at Holy Angels and St. Carthage Schools, St. John Orphanage, Catholic Home and Sacred Heart Hall in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She shared her gifts in social service as child care staff at St. Vincent Home as director of extended day care.
In the Diocese of Harrisburg, she ministered in social service at Paradise School for Boys in Abbottstown and St. Joseph Academy in McSherrystown.
At Mount St. Joseph Convent she served as housekeeping and pantry staff. In 1994, Sister Regina became a member of the health care staff and a driver at St. Joseph Villa in Flourtown. She continued her ministry there until her death on March 4.
Sister Regina is survived by her brother, Joseph Doyle, and her sister, Diane Young. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and members of her community, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Religious, relatives and friends attended her viewing Thursday, March 10 followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown. Donations in Sister Regina’s memory may be made to St. Joseph Villa, 110 West Wissahickon Avenue, Flourtown, PA 19031.