Sister Eleanor O’Connell, S.S.J. (formerly Sister St. Helena), age 85, died Sept. 12 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown.
The daughter of the late John and Eleanor (nee Cogan) O’Connell, she attended St. Andrew School in Drexel Hill and Notre Dame High School in Moylan.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1954 and professed her final vows in 1962.
Sister Eleanor ministered in the archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark, and the dioceses of Harrisburg and Trenton.
She is survived by John O’Connell (the late Joyce), Maureen Rogge (Richard), Nancy Killian (the late Edward) and Mary Kathleen Hannum (Ralph).
She is also survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The funeral services were Sept. 16 at St. Joseph Villa.
Donations to Saint Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave, Flourtown, PA 19031, in Sister Eleanor’s name would be appreciated.
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