Sister Maria Auxilia Darby, S.S.J.
Sister Maria Auxilia Darby, S.S.J., formerly Anna C. Darby, died March 28, 2009. She was 94. She was born in Philadelphia to John L. Darby and Anna V. Mc Evoy. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 8, 1932, and shortly after served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark and the dioceses of Allentown, Camden, Harrisburg and Wilmington. A funeral Mass was celebrated April 2. Interment followed in the community cemetery. She is survived by a sister Anna C., nieces, nephews, cousins and her congregation.
Sister Mary Perpetua, G.N.S.H.
Sister Mary Perpetua, G.N.S.H., formerly Mary Agnes Andreoli, died April 3, 2009, at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Meadowbrook. For many years, she worked as an elementary school teacher and later as a piano instructor. A parlor in Our Lady of Fatima convent was her “music room” where she imparted an understanding and love of music to children and adults. She also engaged in pastoral ministry to the deaf for several years after receiving her sign language certificate in 1981. A funeral Mass was celebrated April 7 at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Grey Nuns Motherhouse. Interment followed in Resurrection Cemetery.
Sister Rosita Maria, I.H.M.
Sister Rosita Maria, I.H.M., formerly Mary McIntyre, died April 18, 2009, in Camilla Hall. She was four months short of her 100th birthday. She was born in Centralia to the late Patrick and Elizabeth Wynne McIntyre. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1929 and professed her first vows in 1931. For several years she served in various elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Allentown and Harrisburg. In 1960, she began her ministry as a teacher in the biology department at Immaculata University where she served until her retirement to Camilla Hall in 2002. She was predeceased by her parents, four sisters and three brothers. A funeral Mass was celebrated on April 21 at Camilla Hall. Interment followed in Immaculata Cemetery. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and members of her religious community.
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