Sister Gertrude Murray, S.S.J.
Sister Gertrude Murray, S.S.J., formerly Sister Robert Joseph, died Dec. 25, 2011. She was 89. She was born in 1922 in Hershey, Pa., and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Mary (Assumption) Parish in Lebanon, Pa., in 1941. She served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark, N.J., and in the Dioceses of […]
Sister Mary Dwyer, I.H.M.
Sister Mary Dwyer, I.H.M., formerly Sister Maria Redempta, died Dec. 13, 2011 at Camilla Hall in Immaculata. She was 84, and in the 65th year of her religious life. Born in Philadelphia, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1946 from St. Martin of Tours Parish in […]
Sister Irene Elizabeth Collins, I.H.M.
Sister Irene Elizabeth Collins, I.H.M., formerly Sister M. Nazarita, died Nov. 29, 2011 at Camilla Hall in Immaculata. She was 90 and in the 72nd year of her religious life. Born in Darby, Pa. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1939 from St. Clement Parish in […]
Thomas Schreiner Jr.
Thomas Schreiner Jr., 63, a resident of Upper Darby for more than 35 years, died Nov. 19. He was a member of the Upper Darby Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Cardinal Dougherty Fourth Degree Assembly. He was an active member of St. Alice Parish in Upper Darby. He enjoyed writing poetry and […]
Sister Mary Hurley, S.B.S.
Sister of the Blessed Sacrament Mary Hurley died Oct. 26 at Aria Hospital in Philadelphia. She was born in Maiden, Maine, Jan. 1, 1916, and went to St. Elizabeth Convent in Bensalem as a postulant Sept. 8, 1964. She was accepted as a novice and was given the name Sister Mary Adele Aug. 3, 1964. […]
Sister Eucharista Marie Mitchell, S.B.S.
Sister of the Blessed Sacrament Eucharista Marie Mitchell died Oct. 28 at St. Michael Hall in Bensalem. She was born Harriet Anne Mitchell in Milbank, S.D., Sept. 23, 1925. Her parents were the late Leroy Mitchell and Alice Harwood; she is survived by five brothers and a sister. She came to St. Elizabeth Convent in […]
Msgr. John Busco, pastor emeritus of Holy Saviour Parish, dies at 97
Msgr. John J. Busco, 97, pastor emeritus of Holy Saviour Parish in Norristown, died Nov. 8. He served his entire priestly career in Italian personal parishes and was also a former pastor at St. Mary of the Eternal Parish in Philadelphia and St. Donato Parish in Philadelphia. Born in Newfield, N.J., the son of the […]
Bil Keane, Northeast Catholic grad and Family Circus creator, dies at 89
Born William Aloysius Keane, he started cartooning at St. William School and honed his skills at Northeast Catholic High School, where he graduated in 1940. He never forgot his roots; for many years one might notice the familiar red and white NC pennant hanging in the children’s bedroom in the strip. “I hate to tell […]
Redemptorist Father Joseph Oppitz
Redemptorist author, missionary, pastor and professor, who survived the sinking of the Andrea Doria, Father Joseph William Oppitz, C.S.S.R., died Oct. 6 under the care of his religious community in the St. John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris in Timonium, Md. Father Oppitz was born Aug. 12, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland. He professed his first […]
Sister Eleanor Therese Day, S.S.J.
Sister of St. Joseph Eleanor Therese Day, formerly Marie Angela Day, died Sept. 27. She was 81. She was born in Philadelphia and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Holy Child Parish Sept. 10, 1947. She served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark, N.J., and the Dioceses of Allentown, Arlington, Va., and Camden, […]