Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia Theresa Mary Mich, 90, died June 8 at Assisi House in Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 65 years.
Sister Theresa Mary (formerly Theresa Catalda Mich) was born in Philadelphia where she was a member of All Saints Parish and a graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School. She entered the congregation in 1948 and professed her first vows in 1951. Her sister, the late Sister Rita Mary Mich, also entered the congregation.
Sister Theresa Mary earned a bachelor of science degree in English from Villanova University and a master of arts degree in theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. She ministered primarily in education in elementary and secondary schools.
She served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 43 years and taught at St. Hubert High School and Bishop Conwell High School. When she retired from teaching in 2001, she moved to Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston where she volunteered in various congregational offices. In 2010 she moved to Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement residence, where she served in prayer ministry.
Sister Theresa Mary also served for 11 years in the Diocese of Trenton where she worked with children at St. Michael Home in Hopewell and taught at St. Rose of Lima School in Freehold and St. Leo the Great School in Lincroft. She also taught for 10 years in the Diocese of Harrisburg at St. Joseph School in Dallastown and St. Joseph School in Lancaster.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated June 14 at Assisi House. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston.
Sister Theresa Mary is survived by her nieces and nephews, and by her Franciscan family.
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