Sr. Marie Fidelis Donnelly, RSM

  • Died: April 3, 2017
  • Location: Merion Station, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Formerly Alice E. Donnelly

Sister Marie Fidelis 1926- 2017

Sister Marie Fidelis (Alice Elizabeth Donnelly), teacher and Parish Minister, age 90, died peacefully on April 3, at McAuley Convent, Merion, Pennsylvania. She professed her vows as a Sister of Mercy in 1950.

She was raised in Philadelphia, with her two sisters and three brothers by her parents, Anne and James Donnelly. She was preceded in death by her brothers,Edward, James and John and by her sisters, Anne Marie and Frances. In addition to her religious community, Sister Marie Fidelis is survived by many loving and devoted nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Sister Marie Fidelis earned a degree in Education from Villanova University. She taught in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in Miami, Camden, NJ and Richmond, Virginia. Sister's favorite ministry was with the parishioner of St. Raymond Parish in Philadelphia. She served as school librarian and loved her work with the poor and elderly of the parish where she ministered for thirty years.

Her life as a Sister of Mercy, her family, and her health were counted among her many blessings. Her family and her friends were looking forward to celebrating her 70 years as a Sister of Mercy this year. She had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and her favorite prayer was the Hail Mary. Sister will be remembered for her prayerfulness, her patient acceptance of suffering and her gentle nature.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing at I0:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at the Convent of Mercy in Merion, PA on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Burial will follow immediately in the Community Cemetery.

Contribution in her memory may be sent to the Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community at Merion, PA.