Sister Kathleen M. Kean, S.S.J. (formerly Sister Helen Therese), age 80, died Aug. 13 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (nee Troughill) Kean, she was born in Darby and attended St. Dorothy School, Drexel Hill and Notre Dame High School, Moylan.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1961 and professed her final vows in 1969.
Sister Kathleen ministered in the archdioceses of Philadelphia and San Antonio, Texas.
She is survived by her brother Thomas Kean, her sister, Sister Rose Marie Kean, S.S.J. and her sister-in-law Frances Kean, by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and members of her congregation the Sisters of St. Joseph.
She was predeceased by brothers James and Patrick Kean, sister, Sister Eileen Kean, S.S.J. and sisters-in-law Janet Kean and Margaret Kean.
A private funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 20 at St. Joseph Villa.
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