Aston, PA—Sister Theresa Kane, OSF, 87, died in Assisi House on February 3. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 66 years. Sister Theresa (Theresa Frances Kane) was born in Philadelphia where she was a member of St. Boniface Parish and a graduate of Hallahan High School. She entered the congregation in 1949 and professed her first vows in 1951. Sister Theresa earned a B.S. in Education from Mount St. Mary University. She ministered primarily in elementary education.
Sister Theresa ministered for 42 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 36 of those years at Immaculate Conception School in Towson—first as teacher and later as substitute teacher. In 1996 she was Immaculate Conception School’s nominee for Teacher of the Year. In 2000 she was awarded the Sister Rose Anita McDonnell, IHM Award in recognition of her lifelong dedication to the ministry of education. She also taught at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School and SS. Philip and James School, both in Baltimore.
Sister Theresa also ministered for 15 years in the Diocese of Wilmington where she taught at St. Thomas School and St. Paul School. Additional ministry experience included teaching at Our Lady of Peace School in North Augusta, South Carolina and Our Lady of Lourdes School in Bethesda, Maryland.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014 on Wednesday, February 8. 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 Theresa is survived by her nieces and 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.