All Obituaries Posts
Sister Mary V. Cilurzo of the Religious Teachers Filippini, 93, died peacefully after a long illness Nov. 29 at St. Joseph Hall, the Home Healthcare Facility of the congregation in Morristown, N.J.
Sister Mary earned her B.S. degree from Chestnut Hill College before entering the Medical Mission Sisters in 1941. She worked in publicity for the order for 16 years before teaching in Rome and Pakistan, then serving in the Philadelphia region for many years.
Sister Eleanor Francis Filist, O.S.F., died Nov. 25. She ministered primarily in education and especially in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where she served for nearly 50 years.
Father Joseph D. Bowen, 83, pastor emeritus of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Abington, died Nov. 17.
“As a man of charity, his works were often unheralded,” said a longtime parishioner. “He was welcomed into our homes, and indeed into our hearts.”
Sister Anne Phyllis Ryan, who was a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 74 years, died Nov. 7 of respiratory failure at Holy Child Center in Rosemont. She was 95.
The daughter of Ann (Anderson) and Joseph Ryan, Sister Anne Phyllis was born in Rosemont and was the eldest of two children. After graduating from [...]
Sister Elinor Callanan (Mother Dolores Mary), who was a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 61 years, died Nov. 4 in Rosemont at the age of 93.
Sister Anne Amrhein, O.S.F.
Sister Anne Amrhein, O.S.F., 87, (formerly Sister John Casimir) died Oct. 24 in Assisi House, Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 66 years.
Sister Anne was born in Baltimore where she was a member of St. Elizabeth Parish and a graduate of the [...]
Sister Apollonia Morelli, O.S.F.
Sister Apollonia Morelli, O.S.F., 97, died Oct. 21 in Assisi House, Aston.
Born Anna Morelli, she was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and later moved to Jersey City, N.J., where she was a member of St. Aedan Parish and a graduate of St. Dominic Academy. In 1931 she entered the Franciscan Sisters of Ringwood, [...]
Sister Gabriel Lee, O.S.F.
Sister Gabriel Lee, O.S.F., died Oct. 21 at the age of 90. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 68 years.
Sister Gabriel was born in Philadelphia, where she was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and a graduate of John W. Hallahan [...]
Sister Catherine Donohue
One of eight children born to Joseph and Mary Donohue, Kitty grew up in Immaculate Conception Parish in Jenkintown and attended the parish grade school and John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School.
Her pastor encouraged young Kitty to consider religious life. Even at an early age, Kitty gave witness to her growing deep [...]