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In Memoriam

Mr. Thomas A. Bruder, Jr.
Mr. Anthony P. Chiusano ’05 ’07
Mr. Joseph J. Garrity ’16
Dr. Nathan B. Hardy
Sr. Margaret Mary Lewis, OSF
Ms. Melinda B. Luce ’00
Ms. Joan Mary Lynch
Mr. Leonard J. Schuler

Sr. Margaret Mary Lewis, OSF

Sister Margaret Mary Lewis (formerly Sister John Therese), 92, died in Assisi House on December 31, 2021. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 72 years. Sister Margaret was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, entered the congregation in 1946, and professed her first vows in 1949. She earned a BS in science from Villanova, an MA in education from Trenton State College, and a PhD in medical technology from the Catholic University. She ministered primarily in health care and administration.

Sister Margaret ministered for 24 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, serving for 13 of those years at Neumann University as a professor and program director of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Sister Margaret also served for 21 years in the Diocese of Wilmington as the vice president of St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington and for 16 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, where she worked at St. Joseph Hospital, Shrine of the Little Flower School, and the Catholic High School of Baltimore. Additional ministry work included nine years in the Diocese of Trenton and two years in the Washington, D.C., Diocese.

In 2019, she moved to Assisi House in Aston, Pennsylvania, where she served in prayer and hospitality until her death.