Aston, PA — Sister Rose Anthony Brady, OSF, died in Assisi House on May 5. She was ninety-four years of age and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for seventy-four years. Sister Rose Anthony was born in Philadelphia, where she was a member of St. Elizabeth Parish. Prior to her entrance into the congregation in 1930, she attended Hallahan High School and completed her high school studies after her entrance. She later earned both a B.S. in Education and an M.S. in Science and Math. She ministered primarily in education on both elementary and secondary levels. Following her retirement she served in parish ministry. Her leisure activities included art and writing. She also loved to travel.
Sister Rose Anthony ministered in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for thirty-three years. She taught at St. Benedict School (1943-1944, 1965-1967); St. Ludwig School (1944-1945, 1949-1955, 1963-1965); Resurrection School, Chester (1948-1949); Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Morton (1955-1956); St. Elizabeth School (1956-1961); Maria Goretti High School (1961-1963); St. Stanislaus School, Lansdale (1967-1968); and St. Aloysius School, Pottstown (1968-1969). In 1997 she moved to Assisi House in Aston where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
Sister Rose Anthony taught in the Dioceseof Allentown for eleven years: St. Fidelis School, Mahanoy City (1932-1933); St. Mary School, Minersville (1933-1936); St. Francis School, Allentown (1936-1940); St. Joseph School, Easton (1941-1943); and Sacred Heart School, Allentown (1969-1970).
Sister Rose Anthony’s thirteen years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore included teaching at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel High School in Middle River (1970-1972) and doing volunteer work when she lived at St. Anthony Convent in Gardenville (1986-1997).
Her elevenyears in the Diocese of Harrisburg included teaching at St. Joseph School in Lancaster (1945-1948) and at York Catholic High School(1972-1980).
Sister Rose Anthony also ministered at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Spartanburg, South Carolina (1980-1983); Holy Spirit Parish, Jacksonville, North Carolina (1983-1984); and Our Lady of Fatima Parish, New Castle, Delaware (1984-1986).
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, on May 9. 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 Rose Anthony is survived by nieces and nephews and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.