Sister Anna Marie Mack, S.S.J. (formerly Sister St. Paul), died March 28 at Chestnut Hill Hospital at the age of 93. She was in her 70th year of religious life.
Born in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of Louis J. Mack and Anna Riehl. She attended St. Alice Grade School in Stonehurst, Pa., and West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia.
She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Philadelphia, on Sept. 10, 1946 and professed final vows on Aug. 8, 1954. She was a graduate of Chestnut Hill College and earned a master’s degree in music at the Catholic University of America and a master’s in English at the University of Virginia.
Sister Anna Marie taught in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at St. Bridget, Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. James (Elkins Park) schools, and at Cardinal Dougherty, Archbishop Kennedy, St. Maria Goretti and West Philadelphia Catholic high schools.
She also taught at Bethlehem Catholic High School in the Diocese of Allentown, plus schools in the Camden and Trenton dioceses, and the Newark Archdiocese.
After service as a parish volunteer at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Maple Shade, N.J., in August 2013 she continued her ministry of prayer and presence at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown, until her death.
The funeral Mass is 3 p.m. Monday, April 4 at St. Joseph Villa.
A sister of the late Edward, Louis and Vincent Mack, Sister Anna Marie is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and members of her Congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
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