Sister Catherine Teresa Roche, S.S.J. (formerly Sister John Anita), age 97, died June 12 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown.
The daughter of the late John and Catherine (Barry) Roche, she attended Corpus Christi Grade School and John W. Hallahan High School in Philadelphia.
Sister Catherine ministered in the archdioceses of Newark and Philadelphia, and the dioceses of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Scranton, Pa.
The sister of the late John and Joseph Roche, she is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, as well as the members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The funeral Mass was celebrated June 20 at St. Joseph Villa.
Donations may be made in Sister Catherine’s name to Saint Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031.
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