Obituaries

Mary Higgins Clark had enduring bond with worldwide readership

The best-selling author and faithful parishioner known as the "queen of suspense" to her millions of readers, died of natural causes in Naples, Florida, Jan. 31. She was 92.

Sister Mary Elizabeth Cawley, I.H.M., dies at 90

After entering the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1947 and taking the religious name Sister Marita Denise, she taught French since 1953 in Catholic schools including in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Sister dies at 100; served 73 years in archdiocese

Franciscan Sister James Frances McGlashen served almost all of her 76 years of religious life in schools and hospitals of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. She was laid to rest in Aston on Jan. 15.

In ministry for 75 years, Sister Kathleen Mary Smith, I.H.M. dies

The St. Joan of Arc parishioner took the religious name Sister Irene Joseph when she entered the I.H.M. sisters on Aug. 16, 1945, serving in schools of the Philadelphia Archdiocese until 2004.

Sister Dana Elise McCambley, S.S.J., dies at 79

The Hallahan High School grad, formerly Sister Charles Andrew of the Sisters of St. Joseph, will be laid to rest at services Friday, Dec. 10 at St. Joseph Villa in Flourtown.

St. Joseph Sister Rose Amata O’Donnell dies at 96

The Philadelphia native and Little Flower High School grad entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, in 1942 and ministered primarily in the Philadelphia region.

Sister Anne Bernadette La Hart, S.S.J., dies at 87

The sister of the late Msgr. Richard LaHart and two other siblings from West Philadelphia ministered for 68 years in the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Trenton dioceses.

West Philly native Sister Mary Jane Darrah dies at 82

The Sister of St. Joseph reflected her upbringing in her former religious name, Sister Mary of the Good Shepherd -- she was a grad of Good Shepherd School and West Catholic High before entering the convent in 1956.

Health care minister, Franciscan Sister Joan Tobin dies

The former Sister Joseph Christi, 85, was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 52 years. She served in health care as a nurse, family counselor and chaplain.

Sister Anita Daniel, S.S.J., dies at 82

Formerly Elizabeth Christine McLaughlin, she attended St. Edmond School and John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School before entering the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1955, serving all of her ministry in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.