Sister Anna Clare Fitzpatrick, S.S.J.

Sister Anna Clare Fitzpatrick, S.S.J. (formerly Mary Margaret Fitzpatrick), age 97, died Oct. 14 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown in the 77th year of her religious life.

The daughter of the late Edward and Mary Fitzpatrick, she attended St. Columba Grade School and John W. Hallahan High School in Philadelphia.

In September 1942 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, and professed her final vows in 1950.

Sister Anna ministered in the archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark, and the Diocese of Allentown.

She is the sister of the late Thomas, Edward and Joseph Fitzpatrick. She is survived by Vincent Fitzpatrick and family; Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fitzpatrick and family; Mrs. Louis Fitzpatrick and family and Father Edward Fitzpatrick, O.S.F.S. She is also survived by members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 21 at St. Joseph Villa, attended by religious, relatives and friends.

Donations may be made in Sister Anna’s name to St. Joseph Villa, 110 Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031-1898.