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. […]
Catherine W. Andries
Catherine W. Andries of Plymouth Meeting died May 4 at 102 years of age. Born Oct. 17, 1909 to the late Thomas and Mary (nee Brophy) Woods, Andries graduated from Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She served as a registered nurse at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital from the time it opened in 1933 until […]
Obituaries for June
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 […]
Deacon William Shire Jr. dies at 70
Deacon William F. Shire Jr. was a permanent deacon at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Levittown since he was ordained May 31, 2008 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. “Bill Shire is someone everybody referred to as just a good man,” said Father Michael C. DiIorio, pastor of St. Michael the […]