Obituaries

Sister Kathleen O’Neill, S.H.C.J.

Sister Kathleen O’Neill, S.H.C.J., who was a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 63 years, died April 2 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. She was 84. Born in Philadelphia, Sister Kathleen entered the congregation in 1945 and became known by her former religious name, Mother Mary Agatha. Sister Kathleen held a bachelor’s degree from […]

Sister Marie Kathryn Naab, S.C.H.J.

Sister Marie Kathryn Naab, S.C.H.J., who was a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 66 years, died at Holy Child Center in Rosemont on June 12. She was 93. Born in Philadelphia, Sister Marie Kathryn graduated from West Philadelphia Catholic Girls High School in 1937, entered the Convent of the Sisters of the Holy […]

Sister Kathleen McPeak, S.S.J.

Sister Kathleen McPeak, S.S.J., formerly Sister Miriam Therese, died June 4 at the age of 88. Sister Kathleen was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of John and Margaret Trollan-McPeak. Sister Kathleen entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Nativity B.V.M. Parish in Philadelphia on Sept. 12, 1944. She served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia, Newark, […]

Sister Margaret Aloysius McGrail, O.S.F.

Sister Margaret Aloysius McGrail, O.S.F., 87, died May 2 in Assisi House. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 63 years. Sister Margaret Aloysius was born Jean Agnes McGrail in Baltimore, Md., where she was a member of the Shrine of the Little Flower Parish and a […]

Sister Brigid Marie Mcllearney, S.B.S.

Sister Brigid Marie Mcllearney, S.B.S., died May 8 at St. Michael Hall, the motherhouse in Bensalem. She was born Veronica Bernice in Toronto, Canada, on Dec. 11, 1922. Sister Brigid entered the convent in 1944. In 1945, she became a novice and was given the name, Sister Mary Brigid Marie. She made her first vows […]

Father William J. Lynch, S.J.

Father William J. Lynch, S.J., a Jesuit for 76 years, died June 10 in Mooresville, N.C., where he had served at St. Therese Catholic Church for 20 years. Father Lynch, who was 94, spent more than 20 years at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. The son of Margaret Kearney and William J. Lynch of […]

Sister Rosemary Haslam, S.S.J.

Sister Rosemary Haslam, S.S.J., formerly Sister Muriel Loretta, died May 27 at the age of 76. Sister Rosemary was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Joseph W. and Ruth D. Staub-Haslam. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Bridget Parish in Philadelphia in 1953. Sister Rosemary served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and […]

Sister Theresa Charles Grant, F.M.S.C.

Sister Theresa Charles Grant, F.M.S.C., died May 24 at the Sisters’ Infirmary in Peekskill, N.Y. Sister Theresa Charles was a member of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart since 1936 and was professed in 1938. Sister Theresa Charles received her bachelor’s degree from Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, N.Y., and her master’s degree […]

Sister Rita Francis Fiefhaus, O.S.F.

Sister Rita Francis Fiefhaus, O.S.F., 94, died May 25 in Assisi House. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 71 years. Sister Rita Francis was born Mary Isabel Fiefhaus in Philadelphia, where she was a member of St. Bonaventure Parish. She entered the congregation in 1938 and […]

Edmund F. Armstrong

Edmund F. Armstrong, age 98, of Malvern, formerly of Philadelphia, died June 11. He was the husband of the late Josephine (nee Meade), father of Sister Ave Armstrong, S.S.J., and Mary (Michael) Lucks, and grandfather of Geoffrey and the late Jonathan Lucks. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 15 at St. Norbert Church in Paoli. […]