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Sr. Catherine Mary Dunbar dies

Sister of St. Joseph Catherine Mary Dunbar died June 25 at St. Joseph Villa in Flourtown, Pa., in the 70th year of her religious life. She was 93.

The daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Smith) Dunbar, Sister Catherine entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in Chestnut Hill, Pa., in September 1947 from Orange, N.J., and professed her final vows in August 1950.

She ministered in the archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark and the Diocese of Arlington, where she served at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Vienna.

She was the sister of the late James Dunbar and Hazel Knowles.

Sister Catherine is survived by nieces, nephews and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Her funeral Mass was offered June 29 at St. Joseph Villa.

Donations in her name may be made to St. Joseph Villa, 110 West Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, Pa. 19031-1898.

Reprinted with permission from catholicphilly.com

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2017