Sister Clare Annice White, S.S.J., died Jan. 7 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown. She was 99 years old and in the 81st year of her religious life.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Richard H. White and Mary Ann Carroll White. She attended St. Bridget Grade School, Hallahan High School and Mount St. Joseph Academy.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph Chestnut Hill in January 1936 and professed final vows in August 1943. She graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a B.S. in education.
As a teacher, Sister Clare taught in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at St. Columba, Our Lady of Victory, Our Mother of Consolation, St. Leo, St. Stephen, Stella Maris and Nativity B.V.M., all in Philadelphia; and at SS. Cosmas and Damian, Conshohocken; St. Isidore, Quakertown; Sacred Heart, Royersford; and Epiphany of Our Lord, Plymouth Meeting.
As a visiting nurse, she ministered at Holy Redeemer Visiting Nurse Agency, Philadelphia. She served at Bishop Conwell High School, Levittown and Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, Fairless Hills. In June 2012, Sister Clare became a resident at St. Joseph Villa.
She was the sister of the late Thomas White and Mary Gallagher. She is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The funeral Mass for Sister Clare was celebrated Jan. 12.
Donations in her memory may be made to Saint Joseph Villa, 110 West Wissahickon Avenue, Flourtown, PA 19031.
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