Sister Arleen Ann McNicholas, S.S.J. (formerly Sister James Maureen), died Jan. 17 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown. She was 80.
The daughter of the late James Francis and Mary Elizabeth (nee Lynch) McNicholas, she attended St. Bridget Grade School and. St. John the Baptist High School in the city’s Manayunk section.
In September 1959 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, and professed her final vows in 1967.
Sister Arleen ministered in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Winston-Salem (N.C.).
Sister of John E. McNicholas and the late Sister Maureen McNicholas, S.S.J., Kathleen McNicholas Ward, Edward McNicholas, Michael McNicholas, Peter McNicholas and James McNicholas.
She is survived by 19 nieces and nephews, especially niece Lori Wild, many grandnieces and grandnephews as well as members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 24 at St. Joseph Villa.
Donations may be made in Sister Arleen’s name to Saint Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031.
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