Sister M. St. Augustine Lawless, I.H.M.
Sister M. St. Augustine Lawless, I.H.M., formerly Mary A. Lawless, died May 18, 2009, at Camilla hall. She was 98. She was born in Bridgeport and entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1927. She professed her first vows in 1930. She was an elementary school teacher for over 60 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the dioceses of Harrisburg and Hartford, Conn. She retired to Camilla Hall in 1991 where her ministry was the apostolate of prayer. She is predeceased by her parents, James and Cecilia Brennan Lawless, two sisters and 15 brothers. A funeral Mass was celebrated May 22 at Camilla Hall. Interment followed at Immaculata Cemetery. She is survived by one niece, Peggy; two nephews; numerous grandnieces, grandnephews and her religious community.
Sister Alice Regina, I.H.M.
Sister Alice Regina, I.H.M., formerly Theresa Marie Martin, died May 19, 2009, at Camilla Hall. She was born in Philadelphia and entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1939 and professed her first vows in 1942. She was an elementary school teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the dioceses of Harrisburg, Richmond, Va., and Camden, N.J. She retired to Camilla Hall in 2001 where her ministry was the apostolate of prayer. She is predeceased by her parents, James and Alice Quigley Martin, and one brother. A funeral Mass was celebrated May 26 at Camilla Hall. Interment followed at Immaculata Cemetery. She is survived by three nephews, numerous grandnieces and grandnephews and her religious community.
Sister Miriam Anthony Stadler, F.M.S.C.
Sister Miriam Anthony Stadler, F.M.S.C., died May 31, 2009, after a brief illness. She was 95. She spent her religious life as a teacher, principal and assistant librarian in the schools of Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey. In 1977, she retired from the school system but remained active as coordinator at Queen of Angels, a retirement house for the sisters. In 1994, she became a staff member at the motherhouse at Mt. St. Francis and moderator of the adult day care center. Until recently she moderated the “Variety Shop” at Mt. St. Francis. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 3 at Mt. St. Francis. Interment followed at the sisters’ cemetery.
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