Sister Margaret Kelly, R.S.M.

Sister Margaret Kelly, a member of the Sisters of Mercy, died peacefully April 14 at McAuley Convent, Merion. She was 92.  

Sister Margaret was a graduate of West Catholic High School for Girls before entering the Sisters of Mercy in 1944. She earned a BA in education from Villanova University and a B.S. in music from Manhattanville College as well as a MMu in music education from Temple University.

An educator at heart, Sister Margaret taught in elementary and high schools for 25 years in the Diocese of Allentown and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This included six years at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School and four years at Mercy Technical Institute, now Mercy Career and Technical High School.


Sister Margaret also served as principal at Waldron Academy for five years and as associate director of campus ministry at La Salle University in Philadelphia for 23 years.

Her love of music and her extraordinary talent on the harp will be her legacy. She generously shared her musical talents at many community celebrations.

The funeral Mass was celebrated April 24 at the Convent of Mercy, Merion, and burial followed immediately.

Sister Margaret is predeceased by her parents James and Cecelia, and her siblings Catherine, Thomas, James and Jack.  She is survived by her nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces and cousin, Sister Joanne Whitaker, R.S.M.

Arrangements were by Danjolell Memorial Home of Broomall.