Obituaries

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 on September 10, 1953. Sister Rosemary served in the Archdioceses of […]

Sister Brigid Marie Mcllearney, S.B.S.

Sister Brigid Marie Mcllearney, S.B.S., died May 8 at St. Michael Hall, at the motherhouse in Bensalem. She was born Veronica Bernice in Toronto, Canada, on Dec. 11, 1922. Sister Brigid entered the convent Aug. 28, 1944. On July 16, 1945, she became a novice and was given the name, Sister Mary Brigid Marie. She […]

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 Kathleen O’Neill, S.H.C.J.

Sister Kathleen O’Neill, 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 Villanova […]

Sister M. Blandina O’Neill, S.S.J.

Sister M. Blandina O’Neill, SSJ, formerly Mary M. O’Neill, died May 3 at the age of 95. Sister Blandina was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Thomas and Mary McGinty O’Neill. Sister Blandina entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Philadelphia on Jan. 6, 1935. She served in the Archdioceses […]

Sister Loretta Marie Schultz, S.S.N.D.

Sister Loretta Marie Schultz, a lifelong educator who taught primary and secondary grades in schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic for more than 50 years, died April 22 at Maria Health Care Center in Baltimore, Md. She was 90 years old and had been a professed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 68 years. […]

Sister Mary Ann Shambo, O.S.F.

Sister Mary Ann Shambo, O.S.F., formerly Sister Judith Marie, 78, died April 19 in Assisi House. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 55 years. Sister Mary Ann was born in Stiles, Pa., and she entered the congregation in 1953 and professed her first vows in 1956. […]

Sister Theresa Regina Steiner, I.H.M.

Sister Theresa Regina Steiner, I.H.M., formerly Lorraine Theresa Steiner, died May 19 in Camilla Hall in the 65th year of her religious life. She was 82 years old. Born in Norristown, Sister Theresa entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1947 from St. Patrick Parish in Norristown and […]

Sister Regina Walsh, S.S.J.

Sister Regina Walsh, S.S.J., formerly Sister Joseph Xavier, died March 23 at the age of 96. Sister Regina was born in Philadelphia the daughter of William J. and Mary McFadden Walsh. Sister Regina entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Philadelphia on Sept. 11, 1934. Sister Regina served […]

Robert H. Lessing

Robert H. Lessing on the 29th anniversary of his death June 13, 1983, the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua. It’s just like it was yesterday when you went out for your last round of golf. I hope you and your golfer son, Bob, are together in heaven. We all miss you every day. Love, Your wife Mary and our children, Mona, Sue and Connie