Aston, PA—Sister Anna May McFeeley, OSF (formerly Sister Marie St. Anthony), 76, died in Assisi House on January 13, 2012. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 53 years. Sister Anna May was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was a member of St. Columba Parish. She entered the congregation in 1956 and professed her first vows in 1958. Sister Anna May, a graduate of Hallahan High School, earned a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Education from Neumann University (formerly Our Lady of Angels College). She ministered primarily in education, although she also served in pastoral ministry and prayer ministry. Sister Anna May loved anything Irish, especially Irish dancing, and was an avid letter writer.
Sister Anna May ministered for 34 years in the Diocese of Wilmington where she spent 18 years as the principal of Immaculate Conception School in Elkton, Maryland (1986-2004). After her term as principal ended Sister Anna May spent one year on sabbatical (2004-2005). In addition, Sister Anna May taught in the diocese at five Delaware schools: Holy Angels School, Newark (1969-1970); St. Paul School, Wilmington (1971-1975); St. Thomas School, Wilmington (1975-1979); Corpus Christi School, Elsmere (1979-1980); and St. Anthony School, Wilmington (1983-1986). She was also chaplain at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington (1980-1983).
Sister Anna May McFeeley also ministered for 11 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She taught at Immaculate Conception School, Towson (1958-1966) and Shrine of the Little Flower School, Baltimore (1966-1969).
Sister Anna May ministered for seven years in the Diocese of Trenton where she taught at St. Anthony School, Trenton (1970-1971) and served as a classroom assistant at St. Mary School, New Monmouth (2005-2011).
Sister Anna May McFeeley moved to Assisi House in 2011 where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 9:30 A.M followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. ister Anna May is survived by her brother, James McFeeley; a sister-in-law, Margaret Mahoney; nieces, nephews, 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.