Sister Florence Sponga, S.S.J.

Sister Florence Sponga, S.S.J. (formerly Sister Stanislaus), died Oct. 24 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown. She was 95.

The daughter of Bartholomew Sponga and Adeline Badaracca Sponga, she was born in Philadelphia and attended King of Peace School and West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in September 1942 and professed her final vows in August 1950.

She ministered in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Washington and the Dioceses of Camden and Wilmington.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 30 at St. Joseph Villa. Sister Florence is survived by her brother, Edward J. Sponga, and by nieces, nephews, cousins and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph Chestnut Hill.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph Villa, 110 West Wissahickon Avenue, Flourtown PA 19031-1898.