Aston, PA-Sister Mona Morrissey, OSF, (formerly Sister Mona Vincent), died in Assisi House on March 3. She was ninety-five years of age and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for seventy-eight years. Sister Mona (Mona Veronica Morrissey) was born in Kilkenny, Ireland. She entered the congregation in 1927 and professed her first vows in 1930. She ministered primarily in elementary education.
Sister Mona began her work in education in the Diocese of Wilmington where she taught for fifteen years. She taught at St. Ann School (1929-1931), St. Patrick School (1931-1934), Holy Angels School in Newark 1963-1970), and St. Thomas School (1970-1972). From 1981-1982 she lived at Our Lady of Fatima Convent and volunteered in the parish.
Sister Mona ministered for thirty-seven years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She taught at St. Joseph School in Fullerton (1934-1948, 1956-1957), St. Paul School (1957-1962), and St. Clement School in Rosedale (1962-1963). From 1982-1998 she lived at Immaculate Conception Convent in Towson and served in local house ministry.
Sister Mona also ministered for seventeen years in the Archdiocese of Washington. She taught at St. Bernadette School in Silver Spring from 1948-1956 and again from 1972-1981.
Sister Mona ministered for ten years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. From 1998-1999 she lived at Queen of Peace Convent, one of the congregation’s independent living units in Aston. In 1999 she moved to Assisi House where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, on Thursday, March 6. 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. Sister Mona is survived by her niece and nephew and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.