Category Archives: Funeral Notices

Funeral Notice: Claire Fiandra

Please pray for the soul of parishioner Claire Fiandra.  Claire’s funeral will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10am with a viewing from 9am to 9:45am.  Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Virigina DiSalvatore

Please pray for the soul of Virginia DiSalvatore, wife of Robert and mother of Robert (Saint Joseph School Class of 1997) and Anthony (Saint Joseph School Class of 1999)Click here for the obituary.

There will be a viewing at Saint Joseph Church, Cheltenham, on Friday, January 4 at 9am, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10am.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Rita Stack

Please pray for the soul of Rita Stack, the daughter of Josephine Stack. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 9:30am at St. Joseph Church, Cheltenham.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph on the same morning at 10am. Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Dr. Laureano Garcia, Sr.

Please pray for the soul of Dr. Laureano Garcia, Sr.   Larry’s funeral will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Thursday, August 16, 2018 – viewing at 9am and Mass at 11am.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Philip J. Lembach

Please pray for the soul of Philip J. Lembach, husband of Jean Lembach. Phil’s funeral will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Saturday, March 24; a viewing will take place at 9am and the Mass will be at 10am.  Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Norma Flynn

Please pray for the soul of Norma Flynn.  Norma’s viewing will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 9am followed by her Funeral Mass at 10am.

Norma Marie Flemming-Flynn, daughter of the late John and Kathryn Josephine Staten – Flemming was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 29,1936.  Norma was educated in the Philadelphia Roman Catholic Archdiocese School System, graduating with honors from Hallahan Girls High School in 1955.

Norma later met Clifford Flynn II as a teenager, at a school dance. She married Clifford Flynn II from West Philadelphia in October, 1958 at St. Anthony R.C. Church.  Norma was a devoted mother who participated in leadership roles in the Boy Scouts of America and various youth sporting teams. She also volunteered at the annual International Buffet and as a CCD catechist at Saint Joseph’s Church, Cheltenham.

During the 70’s Norma participated in politics, working on voter booths, voting drives and other various civic projects to improve the quality of life for residents of Mt. Airy.  Norma worked for the City of Philadelphia in the accounting department.  After putting two sons through college, she was inspired to go back to school.  At age 64 she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in education from LaSalle University in 2000.  After graduating from college, Norma found employment with the Philadelphia Public School System teaching third graders. Norma later retired in 2006.  In 2006, she relocated to North Carolina where she became a member of Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, in Belmont.   She was an avid doll collector, loved to read mysteries, traveling and loved the beach.  She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford in 1999, and siblings Patricia Ann Flemming-Strickland and Timothy Flemming. She is survived by her sons, Barry Flynn, Clifford Flynn,  daughters-in-laws Nina and Sharon, her sister Carolyn, three brothers Ronald, Brian and Stephen Flemming and seven grandsons Jonathan, Joseph and Jacob, Clifford, Kirkland, Jordan, and Mikhail.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Rosemary McDonnell

Rosemary McDonnellPlease pray for the soul of parishioner Rosemary McDonnell.  Click here for the obituary.  Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Viewing: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7pm-9pm at Campbell-Thomas Funeral Home in Richboro
Viewing: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8:45am-9:45am at Presentation BVM Church, Cheltenham
Funeral Mass: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 10am at Presentation BVM Church, Cheltenham

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

In Loving Memory: Msgr. Richard J. Skelly

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Please pray for the soul of Rev. Msgr. Richard J. Skelly, the third pastor of Saint Joseph Church, Cheltenham (1981-1987).  Msgr. Skelly passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2017.

The Reception of the Body will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Morton, on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 4pm followed by a viewing.  A parish Mass will be held at 7pm.

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Msgr. Skelly at Saint Joseph Church, Aston (Delaware County), on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11am.  A viewing will be held beginning at 9am.

Msgr. Skelly will always be remembered for his great love for the people of Saint Joseph Parish and his great love of sports (he had been Athletics Director at Bishop McDevitt High School for 23 years prior to his assignment at our parish).  Many parishioners fondly remember Msgr. (then Father) Skelly behind the wheel of the tractor cutting the parish field or behind the wheel of the parish school bus transporting students to various extracurricular activities.

Eternal rest grant to Msgr. Skelly, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  My his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.  Amen.

 

Funeral Notice: Rocco Bender

Please pray for the soul of Rocco Bender. Rocco’s funeral will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 9:30am, with a viewing in Church at 8:30am.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: William Perez

Please pray for the soul of William Perez. Bill’s Funeral Mass will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 9:30am with a viewing preceding.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Timothy J. Laigaie

Please pray for the soul of Timothy J. Laigaie, St. Joseph School Class of 1975. Tim’s funeral will take place at Our Lady of Calvary Church, Philadelphia on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10am. Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Robert M. Gennaro

Please pray for the soul of long-time parishioner, Robert M. Gennaro. Bob’s funeral will take place at the Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19111, where he was a resident, on Wednesday, August 3 with a viewing at 10am followed by the Funeral Mass at 11am. Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Adela Przybylowski

Please pray for the soul of Adela Przybylowski. Adela’s viewing will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Wednesday, March 30 at 5pm followed by a her funeral Mass at 7pm.  Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.