Sister M. Thomasine Etzel, I.H.M.

Sister M. Thomasine Etzel died Feb. 13 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, in the 71st year of her religious life. She was 90.

Born in Phoenixville, Sister Thomasine entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1943 from St. Ann Parish in Phoenixville and professed her vows in 1946.

She taught in the elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the dioceses of Camden and Metuchen. Following many years teaching in elementary schools she assisted in several high schools in Philadelphia before her assignment to Camilla Hall in 2009.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 20 at Camilla Hall. Msgr. Joseph Logrip was the celebrant and homilist and Father William E. Dean was the concelebrant.

Sister Thomasine is survived by 12 nieces and nephews; 16 grandnieces and grandnephews and six great grandnieces and grandnephews.

She is predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Anna Elizabeth Etzel and siblings Anthony Etzel, Miriam Etzel, Theresa Kelly, Kitty Irwin and Rosemary Meeks.