Sister of the Blessed Sacrament M. Imelda Doyle died Sep. 10, at Aria Hospital in Philadelphia.
She was born Margaret in Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland, Jan. 18, 1918.
She came to St. Elizabeth Convent, Bensalem, Pa., as an apostoline Sept. 9 1935 and was accepted as a postulant Sept. 3, 1938. Later she was accepted as a novice and was given the name Sister Mary Imelda. She made her perpetual vows as a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament at the motherhouse in Bensalem, Pa.,Aug. 19, 1947.
She attended elementary school and high school in Ireland and finished at Blessed Sacrament School in Bensalem.She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Villanova University and a master’s degree at Xavier University in Louisiana.
Later she served as a teacher at St. Catherine School in Germantown, as well as in Atlanta and Macon, Ga.; Chicago, Il.; Fresno and Pala, Calif.; New Orleans and New Iberia, La.; Gallup, N.M..; and Birmingham, Ala.
In 2007 she returned to St. Elizabeth Convent and later she transferred to St. Michael Hall where she remained until her death.
She was predeceased by her parents, William A. Doyle and Mary C. O’Brian.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 21 at the motherhouse in Bensalem. Interment was also at the motherhouse.
She is survived by her sister, Sister Anne Doyle, S.B.S., who lives at St. Michael Hall in Bensalem.
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