Franciscan Sister Marguerite Grueter (formerly Sister Mary Leo), died Feb. 3 in Assisi House, Aston, at age 92. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 62 years.

Sister Marguerite was born in Boston, Mass., and prior to her entrance into the congregation, she taught in the Boston public school system. She entered the congregation in 1949 and professed her first vows in 1952. She earned a B.A. in English from Emmanuel College and an M. Ed. in English from Boston Teachers College. She ministered primarily in secondary education and parish ministry.


Sister Marguerite served for 38 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She taught at St. Hubert High School (1951-1966) and at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield (1966-1973). From 1986-1993 she worked at Neumann University in Aston as a lab assistant and tutor. She moved to Assisi House in 2005 and served in prayer ministry until her death.

All services will be held in The funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 7 at Assisi House. Burial followed in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston.

Sister Marguerite  is survived by her brother Joseph, her nieces, and her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.