Sister Philomena Hartley, S.S.J.

Sister Philomena Hartley, S.S.J. (formerly Sister Marie Philomena), age 84, died Feb. 5 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown in the 66th year of her religious life

Daughter of the late Joseph and Philomena Hartley, she was born in Neshaminy Falls, Pa., and attended Immaculate Conception Grade School in Germantown and Little Flower High School in Philadelphia.

She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in September 1952 and professed her final vows in August 1960.

Sister Philomena ministered in the Archdioceses of Newark and Philadelphia and the Diocese of Wilmington.


She is the sister of the late James Hartley, Joseph Hartley, Clare Fisher, Alberta Fisher, Mary Pollack, Catherine Rix, Frances Kubiak and Elizabeth Harvey. 

Her brother, John Hartley and sister, Marcella Barrett, survive herSister is also survived by nieces and nephews and members of her Congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 9 at St. Joseph Villa. Donations in Sister Philomena’s memory may be made to Saint Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031-1898.