Sister Florence E. Sullivan, S.S.J. (formerly Sister Florence Edward), age 84, died Sept. 16 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown, in the 67th year of her religious life.
Born in Philadelphia in 1931, she was the daughter of Edward Sullivan and Florence Delany Sullivan. She attended Fontbonne Hall and Mount St. Joseph Academy in Philadelphia. In 1950, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph and professed final vows in August 1957.
She graduated with an A.B. from Chestnut Hill College and an M.A. in biology from the Catholic University of America.
As an educator in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, she taught at St. Andrew School, Drexel Hill, St. Mary Academy Upper School, Bishop Kenrick High School, Norristown and Mount St. Joseph Academy, Flourtown.
She was served as administration, faculty and staff at Chestnut Hill College as well as assistant professor of biology for many years before she became a resident of St. Joseph Villa in 2012.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 21 at St. Joseph Villa.
Sister Florence was the sister of the late Nicholas Sullivan, FSC. Surviving is her cousin Sister Anna Regina Zink, S.S.J., and members of her congregation.
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