Sister Paul Bernard Blankemeyer, I.H.M., died June 27 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, in the 71st year of her religious life. She was 95 years old.
Born in Philadelphia, Sister Paul Bernard entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1944 from St. Laurence Parish, Upper Darby, and professed her vows in 1946.
She taught at Villa Maria in Virginia, St. Aloysius Academy in Bryn Mawr and Annunciation B.V.M. School in Philadelphia before her assignment to Camilla Hall in 1979.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, July 2 at Camilla Hall. Father William E. Dean was the celebrant and homilist. The concelebrants were Msgr. Joseph Logrip and Father Joseph P. McLaughlin, O.Praem.
Sister Paul Bernard is survived by members of her I.H.M. community, her sister, Sister Mary Stanislaus, I.H.M., her sisters-in-law Peggy (Harry), Dolly (Robert), brother-in-law Richard Fackler (Clare) and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Anna Flora McGarity Blankemeyer, her brothers, Paul (Lynn), William (Sally), Robert and her sisters, Sister Anna Cecilia, S.N.D., Clare Fackler and Cecilia Blankemeyer.
In a time of crisis CatholicPhilly.com keeps the information flowing
During the current coronavirus crisis, you can help CatholicPhilly.com deliver the kind of news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live ― every day.
Budgets are tight at this time, and CatholicPhilly's is no different than those of most families. We make sure your donation in any amount will go a long way toward continuing our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103