Sister Gertrude Murray, S.S.J., formerly Sister Robert Joseph, died Dec. 25, 2011. She was 89.

She was born in 1922 in Hershey, Pa., and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Mary (Assumption) Parish in Lebanon, Pa., in 1941.

She served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark, N.J., and in the Dioceses of Allentown and Harrisburg.

She was predeceased by her parents, James F.X. and Amelia Hartnett Murray; by her brothers, Joseph, Robert, James and Thomas, and her sisters Margaret, Mary and Theresa Murray Becker.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 30 at St. Joseph Villa.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Rose Klein Murray, nieces, nephews and members of her congregation.