Sr. Josephine Harty, OSF

Sr. Josephine Marie Harty, OSF

Sunday, April 6th, 1941 - Monday, July 29th, 2019
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Sister Josephine Harty, OSF, 78, died in Assisi House on July 29. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 55 years. Sister Josephine was born Alice Harty in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland, where she was a member of St. Nicholas Parish. She entered the congregation in 1961 and professed her first vows in 1964. She ministered primarily in education.

Sister Josephine spent 36 years in the Archdiocese of Boston. She ministered for 34 years of those at Our Lady of Assumption School in Lynnfield (1981-2015) teaching elementary school students. She also taught for two years at Blessed Sacrament School in Walpole.

Sister Jospehine’s 16 years of ministry in the Diocese of Trenton included teaching at St. Anthony School, Blessed Sacrament School, and McCorristin High School in Trenton, as well as, Corpus Christi School in Willingboro.

In 2016 she moved the Philadelphia area and served in the archdiocese as a volunteer at both Our Lady of Angels Convent and Assisi House. She moved to Assisi House in Aston in early 2019 where she served in prayer and hospitality ministry until her death.

All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014 on Friday, August 2, 2019. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 9:30 A.M. followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial at will be at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Josephine is survived by her brother, John; her nieces, Linda and Sinéad; and nephew, Kevin; a grandniece and grandnephews; and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 11:00am


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Nicole Carter

Posted at 09:21pm
Sister Josephine you will be missed. From my days at OLA to my kids 💚 Rest In Peace

Alicia Murphy

Posted at 02:38pm
Sister Josephine was my 3rd grade teacher at OLA in the 80’s. A lovely but stern woman who has been engrained in my memory forever. She will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of being taught by her -Alicia Gattozzi Murphy

Kristina Duff

Posted at 12:54pm
Sr Josephine was my 3rd grade teacher at OLA, I was the class of 2000! She was and still is by far my favorite teacher! May you rest in the sweetest peace Sr Josephine! You will never be forgotten!

Diane J Surette

Posted at 06:33am
Sr. Josephine taught both my children at OLA. Julie and Anthony Costa learned many valuable life lessons from her. I will be forever grateful for her in our lives. May she Rest In Peace.
Diane J. Surette

Kristen Nicholson

Posted at 03:21pm
Sr. Josephine was my 3rd grade teacher at OLA. I remember when I first found out that she would be my teacher I cried. I was so scared to have a nun as a teacher! Well, by the end of third grade I was crying again, because I didn’t want to leave. She has remained to this day one of my favorite teachers. Thank you, Sister, for being your wonderful, stern faced, funny, compassionate self.

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