Sister Regina Brown, S.S.J. (formerly Sister Joseph Richard), died Aug. 19 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown, at age 86. She was in the 68th year of her religious life.
Daughter of Joseph Brown and Ellen Bewely, she was born in Philadelphia and attended Nativity B.V.M. Grade School and Little Flower High School in Philadelphia.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in September 1949 and professed her final vows in August 1957.
Sister Regina ministered in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Camden.
She was the sister of Richard Brown (Sally Ann), Joseph Brown (Betty) and Gerry Brown. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 23 at St. Joseph Villa.
Donations in Sister Regina’s memory may be made to St. Joseph Villa, 110 West Wissahickon Avenue, Flourtown PA 19031-1898.
Join the CatholicPhilly.com family
CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you and hundreds of other people become part of 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 and sustain CatholicPhilly.com as your trusted news source. Thank you in advance!
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103