Aston, PA—Sister Daniel Marie McCarthy, OSF, 75, died in Assisi House on November 23. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 52 years. Sister Daniel Marie (Hanna Veronica McCarthy) was born in Bally Catten, County Cork, Ireland. She entered the congregation in 1962 and professed her first vows in 1965. Sister Daniel earned a B.A. in History. She ministered primarily in elementary education.
Sister Daniel Marie ministered for 47 years in the Diocese of Trenton. Her service there included teaching at Holy Angels School and St. Anthony School, both on Trenton; St. Mary of the Lakes School in Medford; Corpus Christi School in Willingboro; St. John School in Allentown; and St. Rose of Lima School in Freehold.
Additional ministry experience included teaching at Blessed Sacrament School in Walpole, Massachusetts, and volunteering at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Columbia, Pennsylvania. In 2017 Sister Daniel Marie moved to Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement residence in Aston, Pennsylvania, where she served in prayer ministry and hospitality until her death.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014 on Wednesday, November 29. 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 Daniel Marie is survived by her sisters, Kathleen Petrie and Peggy O’Sullivan, 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.