All Obituaries Posts
Sister Catherine Shean, M.M.S., a Medical Mission Sister who lived at St. Joseph’s Manor in Philadelphia, died Oct. 1 in Philadelphia. She was 97 years old.
After receiving her diploma as a registered nurse from St. Vincent’s Hospital inNew Yorkin 1937, Sister Catherine worked as a nurse at several health facilities before entering the Medical Mission [...]
Sister Rita Tassinari, M.P.F., 70, died Sept. 25 at the St. Joseph Hall Infirmary, Morristown, N.J.
Born in Somerville, Mass., Sister Rita entered the Religious Teachers Filippini on July 14, 1951, and made her religious profession Aug. 27, 1961.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.
Sister Margaret Mary Ryan, S.B.S., who was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1921, died Sept. 9 in her 92nd year and 71st year of her religious profession at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Bensalem.
Her first teaching assignment was at Holy Providence School in Bensalem. From there her assignments brought [...]
Sister Regina Clare Donahue, I.H.M.
Sister Regina Clare Donahue, I.H.M., formerly Mary C. Donahue, died in Camilla Hall Sept. 16 less than a month after celebrating her 103rd birthday. She was the oldest living member of the congregation and in the 76th year of her religious life.
Born in Bethlehem, Sister Regina Clare entered the Sisters, Servants [...]
Deacon James T. Walker
Deacon James T. Walker, 85, a retired permanent deacon formerly assigned to St. Benedict Parish in Philadelphia, died Sept. 18.
Born in Detroit, Michigan Oct. 7, 1926, he served in the United States Army during World War II, and it was during this period he met his future wife, Bernice Washington. After his [...]
William E. Champagne
, 83, a retired permanent deacon previously assigned to Our Lady of Hope (formerly Holy Child) Parish, Philadelphia, died Sept. 9.
Born Baptist, he was brought to the Catholic faith through the example of his future wife Lenora Robinson. He was actually received into the Church while serving in the U.S. Army and they [...]
Deacon Boleslaw Wojewadka
Retired Permanent Deacon Boleslaw S. Wojewadka, who served in St. Hedwig and St. Katharine Drexel Parishes in Chester and Sacred Heart Parish in Clifton Heights, died Sept. 8.
Deacon Wojewadka was born May 14, 1923 near Tarnopol, which was then part of Poland. He was taken from his home by the Russians in 1940 [...]
Sister Regina Gertrude, I.H.M.
Sister Regina Gertrude, I.H.M., formerly Jane Marie Reaney, died in Paoli Hospital Aug. 27 in the 59th year of her religious life. She was 87.
Born in Philadelphia, Sister Regina Gertrude entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1953 from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Philadelphia [...]
Deacon William F. Kruckenberger
Deacon William F. Kruckenberger, 75, a permanent deacon formerly assigned to St. John Bosco Parish in Hatboro, died Aug. 27.
Born in Philadelphia, the son of the late William and Katharine (Blum) Kruckenberger, he was married to the former Kathleen Cooper for 54 years.
Originally from St. Bernard Parish in Philadelphia, he was a [...]
Sister Mary Pasquilina Scannapieco, I.H.M., formerly Maria Rose Scannapieco, died in Camilla Hall Nursing Home Aug. 20. She was 93 and in the 75th year of her religious life.
Sister Mary Pasquilina Scannapieco
She entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Transfiguration Parish in Philadelphia July 5, 1937 and professed [...]