Sister Mary Richard Donahue, I.H.M., died Dec. 3 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata in the 65th year of her religious life. She was 91 years old.
Born in Havertown, Sister Mary Richard entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1952 from St. Denis Parish, Havertown and professed her vows in 1955.
She taught and was principal and educational assistant for more than 15 years in elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and in the Diocese of Charleston. Sister Mary Richard’s last assignment was in the Apostolate of Prayer in Camilla Hall.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall Dec. 7. The principal celebrant and homilist was Father William E. Dean; also concelebrating was Msgr. Joseph Logrip.
In addition to her congregation, Sister Mary Richard is survived by her sister Patricia Davis and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand-nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents James and Sophia Kennedy Donahue, her brother James (Stella), her sisters, Emma Duffy, Margaret, Irene, Marie, Catherine, Anne (William) Reilly, and brother-in-law Arthur Davis.
Help keep Catholic media free, support CatholicPhilly.com
You may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to see more.
You won’t find a pay wall on CatholicPhilly.com because we’re more than a news organization. We’re informing, inspiring and forming readers in the Catholic faith every day through the news, features and commentaries that we post on this site and share across social media.
It costs money to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith.
Help us in this mission by making a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
or by credit card: