Sister Marie Elizabeth Alspaugh, S.S.J.

Sister Marie Elizabeth Alspaugh, S.S.J., age 86, died Nov. 23, 2021 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown.

The daughter of the late Howard and Henrietta (nee Klenke) Alspaugh, she attended South Fork Grade School and South Fork High School in Winston-Salem, N.C.

In September 1956 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, and professed her final vows in 1964.

Sister Marie ministered in the archdioceses of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Newark, and the dioceses of Arlington (Va.), Charlotte (N.C.), Jackson (Miss.) and Raleigh (N.C.).

The sister of Alice Both (David), and her late sisters Mary Bowers, Judith Sullivan (Stewart) and Sister Marie St. Paul Alspaugh, S.S.J., she is also predeceased by her brother Richard Alspaugh.

She is survived by nieces Susannah Beacom, Karen and Willa Sullivan, Julie George and nephew Grayson George. She is also survived by members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated privately Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. but will be livestreamed from the St. Joseph Villa website,

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sister Marie’s name to Saint Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031.