Sister Joan Grelis, S.S.J. (formerly Sister John Elizabeth), age 96, died April 8 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown.
The daughter of the late John and Mabel Grelis, she attended Little Flower Grade School, Cecilian Academy and Little Flower High School.
In September 1942 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, and professed her final vows in 1950.
Sister Joan ministered in the archdioceses of Baltimore and Philadelphia, and the dioceses of Trenton and Wilmington.
The sister of the late John J. Grelis, Mary G. Szczepkowski, Sister Winifred Grelis, S.S.J. and William Wright Grelis, she is survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews, as well as members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Services were celebrated privately April 15 at St. Joseph Villa.
Donations may be made in Sister Joan’s name to St. Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031.
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