Sister Joan Gray, S.S.J. (formerly Sister Irma Dolorata), age 88, died Oct. 25 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown. She was in the 66th year of her religious life.
The daughter of the late John and Helen Gray, she attended St. Hugh Grade School and Little Flower High School in Philadelphia.
In September 1953 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, and professed her final vows in 1961.
Sister Joan ministered in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the dioceses of Allentown, Camden and Harrisburg.
She was the sister of Jane Negler and the late John Gray. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Olivia Gray, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 29 at St. Joseph Villa.
Donations may be made in Sister Joan’s name to St. Joseph Villa, 110 Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA.
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