Sister Margaret M. Donohoe, S.S.J.

Sister Margaret M. Donohoe, S.S.J.

Sister Margaret Mary Donohoe, S.S.J., (formerly Sister Margaret Eugene) died Feb. 5 at age 82, in the 66th year of her religious life. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Holy Innocents Parish, Philadelphia, on Sept. 12, 1950 and professed her first vows on Aug. 8, 1953 and final vows on Aug. 8, 1958.

The Daughter of Eugene J. Donohoe and Margaret Mary Higgins, she was born May 21, 1931 in Philadelphia and attended St. Michael Grade School and Little Flower High School.

Sister Margaret earned degrees from Chestnut Hill College and Villanova University.

She was a teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Diocese of Camden. Other ministries include Holy Redeemer Visiting Nurse Agency, Philadelphia; parish minister, Diocese of St. Petersburg; social service, Trenton, N.J.; and volunteer, Statesman Nursing Home, Levittown. She became a resident of St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown, on Feb. 5 where she resided until her death.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 12 at St. Joseph Villa.

Sister Margaret is survived, by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

She was the sister of Joseph (Judy) Donohoe, Nancy Weglicki, Patricia Steffa, Kate (James) Cantwell, and the late John, Eugene and Thomas Donohoe. Also, she was the sister-in-law of the late Joseph Hauser, George Steffa and Dolores Donohoe.