Sister Maureen James Barr, S.S.J.

Sister Maureen James Barr, S.S.J., age 64, died April 10 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown. She was in the 46th year of her religious life.

The daughter of Elizabeth (nee Lafferty) and the late James Barr Jr., Sister Maureen attended St. Jerome Grade School and Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia.

In September 1973 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, and professed her final vows in 1981.

Sister Maureen ministered in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the dioceses of Harrisburg and Wilmington.


The funeral Mass was celebrated April 15.

Sister Maureen was the sister of Rita T. Pepenelli, Jane Barr-Horstman (John), Kathleen B. Wagner (Mark), Patricia B. Russo (Richard), James J. Barr III (Debra), Charles L. Barr (Teri) and the late Elizabeth B. Weber (Thomas). She is also survived by nieces, nephews, one grandniece, one grandnephew and members of her Congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph. 

Donations may be made in her name to St. Joseph Villa, 110 Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031