Obituaries

Sister Julia Tierney, teacher and college lecturer, dies at 88

The Sister of St. Francis left her home in County Mayo, Ireland and entered religious life in 1946. She would go on to teach in schools and universities around the world, including in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Sister William Eileen Jester, West Phila. native, dies

The former Helen Marie Jester attended St. Agatha Grade School and West Catholic High School before entering the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1952. She would teach in Philadelphia and four other dioceses.

Sister Catherine Green, teacher and principal, dies at 91

Serving for 73 years in religious life with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the former Sister John Aloysius taught in grade schools and high schools of the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Sister Loretta Tiernan dies, was teacher and pastoral minister

The Sister of the Holy Child Jesus taught in Catholic schools and served in parishes in her native Midwest as well as in the Philadelphia area. She was 80.

Sister Mary Iavarone, teacher for 40 years, dies at 87

The Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary hailed from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Philadelphia. In addition to teaching, she cared for the sick and elderly for another 16 years.

Lockwood made ‘singular contribution’ to Catholic publishing

The former president of Our Sunday Visitor, longtime columnist for OSV Newsweekly and former director of communications for the Pittsburgh Diocese, died March 4 at his home in Fort Wayne, Ind., after suffering from a variety of illnesses. He was 69.

Despite visual impairment, sister ministered in schools, elder care

Before Sister Nancy Logan, S.H.C.J., died at age 84, she earned advanced degrees and certifications, and served the growing population of aging members of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus.

Sister Dorothy Payne, 79, dies in 57th year of religious life

The New Jersey native entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1961 and ministered in the archdioceses of Newark and Philadelphia, and the Diocese of Trenton.

Bernardine Sister who ministered for 72 years dies in Reading

Sister Lourdine Bielawski of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Third Order Regular of St. Francis, died at age 90. The Philadelphia native studied at Villanova University and served in six states.

Maryknoll Sister Margaret Tryon dies at 90, served in South Pacific

The native of Bucks County entered the Maryknoll Sisters in 1947. She would go on to teach, serve in parishes and in prison ministry in the Marshall Islands and Hawaii.