IHM Obituaries

Sister Grace Marie Stankiewicz, IHM

Sister Grace Marie Stankiewicz died in Camilla Hall on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in the 60th year of her religious life.  She was 77 years old.  Born in Shenandoah, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1957 from St. Casimir Parish in Shenandoah, PA and professed her vows in 1960.

Sister served in the elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Dioceses of Arlington and Metuchen and various parishes in the Diocese of Allentown for nearly 20 years.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA, on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  The celebrant and homilist was Rev. William E. Dean.

Sister is survived by members of her religious community, her sisters Valerie Sajone and Eileen Fluharty and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, August and Violet Stefanski, a sister Barbara Boris, and brothers-in-law Anthony Sajone and Sunny Fluharty.

 

Sister Francis Bernard Butt, IHM

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Sister Francis Bernard Butt died in Camilla Hall on January 27, 2017 in the 58th year of her religious life.  She was 76 years old.  Born in Portsmouth, VA,  Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1959 from Holy Cross Parish, Lynchburg, PA ,and professed her vows in 1961.  Sister served in the elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia  and the Dioceses of Allentown, Arlington, and Richmond.  Sister retired to Camilla Hall in2012.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA, on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  The celebrant and homilist was Rev. William E Dean and the  concelebrant was Monsignor Joseph Logrip.

Sister is survived by members of her Religious Community, by her brothers William (Alice, Donald (Peggy), Lowell, Robert (Eunice), sister-in-law Faith (James) Butt and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.   She was predeceased  by her parents, William and Hazel Woodruff Butt, sister Betty Louise (Irving) Westbrook, brother James and sister-in-law, Barbara (Lowell) Butt. 

Sister Virgo Maria Werner, IHM

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Sister Virgo Maria Werner died in Camilla Hall on Thursday, January 19, 2017, in the 68th year of her religious life.  She was 86 years old.  Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1949 from St. Athanasius Parish, Philadelphia and professed her vows in 1951.

Sister served in the elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for many years as well as in the Dioceses of Allentown and Richmond.   In 1980, Sister was assigned to the staff of Camilla Hall and served in various positions.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  The celebrant and homilist was Monsignor Joseph Logrip.  The concelebrant was Rev. William E. Dean.

Sister is survived by members of her religious community, her sister Barbara Yeagle (Dean), her sister-in-law Henrietta Werner (John) and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, John and Rose Milligan Werner and her brother John Werner.

Sister Mary Stanislaus Blankemeyer, IHM

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Sister Mary Stanislaus, IHM died in Chester County Hospital on Friday,     December 16, 2016 in the 73rd year of her religious life.  She was 92 years old.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1943 from St. Laurence Parish, Highland Park and professed her vows in 1946.

Sister served in the elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Virginia.  She retired to Camilla in 2007.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA, on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.  Reverend William E. Dean was the celebrant and homilist. The concelebrants were Monsignor William D. Lynn and Monsignor Joseph Logrip.

Sister is survived by members of her religious community, and by her sister-in-law, Concetta (Robert), and many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Anna McGarrity Blankemeyer, her brothers Harry (Peggy), Paul (Lynn), William (Sally), Francis (Eileen) and her sisters Sr. Anna Cecilia, SND,  Sister Paul Bernard, IHM, Clare  (Richard) Flackler and Cecilia Blankemeyer.

Sister Joan Dolores Kelly, IHM

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Sister Joan Dolores died in Camilla Hall on Thursday, December 14, 2016, in the 65th year of her religious life.   She was 84 years old.  Born in Strafford, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters,  Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1951 from St. Katharine Parish, Strafford, PA,  and professed her vows in 1954.

Sister served in Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Arlington.   Sister retired to Camilla Hall in 2011.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA  on Monday, December 14, 2016.   Right Reverend Richard J. Antonucci,  O.Praem.  was the celebrant and homilist.  The concelebrants were Rev. William E. Dean and Monsignor Joseph Logrip.

Sister is survived by members of her religious community, by her sister, Sister Margaret John, D.C., her brother-in-law William Conway, and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.   Sister was predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Walsh Kelly, her brothers John, Joseph (Edith), James (Kathleen), Thomas (Ursula),  Edward (Agnes) , Charles (Margie),  Aloysius (Doris), and her sisters , Sister Mary Kelly, IHM and Marguerite Conway.

 

Sister Maria Laetitia Levis, IHM

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Sister Maria Laetitia Levis died In Camilla Hall on Friday, December 9, 2016 in the 70th year of her religious life.   She was 88 years old.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1946 from St. Philomena Parish, Lansdowne, PA and professed her vows in 1949.

Sister served in various elementary schools as teacher, principal, and in development offices in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Metuchen, Savannah, Camden and Florida. Sister retired to Camilla Hall in 2008.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  Monsignor Joseph Logrip was the celebrant and homilist.  The concelebrants were Monsignor Francis W. Beach and Rev. William E. Dean.

Sister is survived by members of her religious community, her brother Robert (Anne), sisters Rosemary Jensen, Patricia Schuster and her sister-in-law, Mary Levis and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  Sister was predeceased by her parents, James and Sara Gillespie Levis, her brother James and brothers-in-law, Ted Jensen and George Schuster.

Sister Carmel Marie Termine, IHM

Sister Carmel Marie Termine, IHM

Sister Carmel Marie Termine died in Camilla Hall on Friday, November 18, 2016 in the 66th year of her religious life.  She was 89 years old.

Born in Norristown, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1947 from Holy Saviour Parish, Norristown, PA and professed her vows in 1950.

Sister was assigned to various elementary schools as teacher and principal in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Camden, NJ. Sister joined  the staff of Camilla Hall in 2004.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camila Hall, Immaculata, PA on Wednesday, November 23, 2016   Right Reverend Richard J. Antonucci, O. Praem. was the    celebrant and homilist. The concelebrants were Rev. William E. Dean and Monsignor Joseph Logrip.

Sister is survived by members of her religious community, her brother, Benjamin and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Lillian Ciaccio Termine, her Sisters Jenny (Alfonso) Gallo, Katherine (Albert) Borzillo, Frances (Natale) Uriani and brothers Michael (Catherine) and Frank (Pearl).

 Sister M. Bernadette of Lourdes Moerman,  IHM

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Sister M. Bernadette of  Lourdes Moerman  died in Camilla Hall on Thursday, November 10, 2016,  in the 66th  year of her religious life.  She was 85 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1950 from St. Bernadette Parish, Drexel Hill, and professed her vows in 1953.

Sister taught in various elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Richmond and Metuchen.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA on November 15, 2016. Reverend Stephen A. Moerman was the celebrant and homilist.  The concelebrants were Rev. Timothy O’Sullivan, Rev. William E. Dean and Msgr. Joseph Logrip.

Sister is survived by members of her religious community, her brothers, James (Dorothy) John (Mary) and many loving nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Theodore F. and Catherine E. Bannar (Moerman) and a brother Ted (Mercedes).

  Sister Marie Joan Flemming, IHM

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Sister Marie Joan Flemming died in Camilla Hall on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in the 69th year of her religious life.  She was 86 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1947 from St. John Baptist Parish, PA and professed her vows in 1950.

Sister taught in various elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Arlington.  In 1997 she joined the Staff at Camilla Hall.

 The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA on November 7, 2016.  Msgr. Joseph Logrip was the celebrant and homilist.  The concelebrant was Rev. William E. Dean.

 Sister is survived by members of  her Religious Community, by her sister-in-law, Patricia Flemming and many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

 

Sister Ancilla Regina Walsh, IHM

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Sister Ancilla Regina Walsh died in Paoli Hospital on Monday, August 15, 2016 in the 62 year of her religious life. She was 79 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1954 from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Philadelphia, PA, and professed her vows in 1957.

Sister taught in various elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Arlington, Metuchen, and Camden. In 1989, Sister joined the staff at Camilla Hall in various areas. Her latest position was in the Spiritual Treasury Office.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA, on August 19, 2016. Monsignor Joseph Logrip was the celebrant and homilist. The concelebrant was Reverend William E. Dean.

Sister is survived by members of her Religious Congregation, her brother -in-law, Jack Hurd, sister-in-law Roberta (John) Walsh and many loving nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Nora McHale Walsh, sisters Mary (Jack) Mc Kenna, Nora Smith, Margaret (Logue) Hurd and her brothers Anthony J. and John M. Walsh.

Sister Marie Cosmas Riccioli, IHM

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Sister Marie Cosmas Riccioli died in Camilla Hall on Saturday, August 6, 2016 in the 64th year of her religious life. She was 85 years old.

Born in Norristown, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1952 from Holy Saviour Parish, Norristown, PA and professed her vows in 1954.

Sister taught in various elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Harrisburg, Miami and Metuchen. She was assigned to Camilla Hall in 2016.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camila Hall, Immaculata, PA on August 9, 2016. Rev. T. Christopher Redcay was the Celebrant and Homilist. The Concelebrants were Rev. William E. Dean and Msgr. Joseph Logrip.

Sister is survived by members of her Religious Community, her sister Sara (Robert) DiMarco and her sister-in-law, Gloria (Anthony) and her niece Sister Mary Rose DiMarco, IHM and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Sister was predeceased by her parents Cosimo and Maria Cantarella Riccioli, her brothers Michael (Vivian), Charles (Philomena Rose), and Anthony and her sisters, Josephine (Salvator) Cione and Florence (Antonio) Guardino.

Sister Mary T. McBride, IHM

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Sister Mary McBride died in Camilla Hall on July 29, 2016 in the 71st year of her religious life. She was 90 years old.

Born in Hazleton, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1944 from St. Patrick Parish, McAdoo, PA.

Sister taught in various elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Allentown, Arlington, Lancaster, Harrisburg,

and in South America where she served as Regional Superior. Sister was assigned to Camilla Hall in 2012.

The funeral Mass was celebrated in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA on August 3, 2016. The celebrant and Homilist was Rev. James McBride. The concelebrants were Rev. Joseph B. Jung, Rev. William E. Dean and Msgr. Joseph Logrip.

Sister is survived by members of her Religious Community, her brothers Rev. James McBride, Francis (Mary Theresa) and Canal (Constance), her Sisters

Grace Turnbach, Rosemarie (Fred), Morris, and her sister-in-law, Marie (Charles)

McBride and Florence (Joseph) McBride and many nieces, nephews. grand nieces and grand nephews.

Sister was predeceased by her parents John T. and Rose (Coyle) Mc Bride, her brothers John (Lucy) , William (Jean), Charles, Rev. Thomas McBride, M.M.,

Joseph, Daniel (Marie), Lawrence and her brother-in-law, William Turnbach.

 Sister Therese Immaculee Mullin, IHM

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Sister Therese Immaculée died in Camilla Hall on July 29, 2016 in the 71st year of her religious life, She was 89 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1944 from Immaculate Conception Parish, Philadelphia, PA and professed her vows in 1947.

Sister taught in various elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Harrisburg and Lima, Peru. Sister was assigned to Camilla Hall in 1989.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA on Friday, August 5, 2016. Rev. William E. Dean was the Celebrant and Homilist. The Concelebrants were Reverend Joseph J. Quindlen and Monsignor Joseph Logrip.

Sister is survived by members of her Religious Community and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Sister was predeceased by her parents, Hugh Mullin and Catherine Gallagher Mullin, her brother Hugh Mullin (June), and sisters Catherine Mandato (Samuel) and Margaret Giovinazzo (Barney).