Sister St. Joseph Brennion
Sister St. Joseph Brennion
Funeral services were held Oct. 13 in Assisi House, Aston, Pa., for Franciscan Sister St. Joseph Brennion who died Oct. 8 at age 92.

A professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 71 years, Sister St. Joseph was born in Boston. She entered the congregation in 1948 and professed her first vows in 1951. She held a bachelor of science degree in art education from The Catholic University of America, Washington, and a master’s degree in art education from Towson State University. She ministered primarily in healthcare, education and social services.

Sister St. Joseph began her years as a sister serving as a nurse in a hospital in Philadelphia for four years and as a nursing supervisor at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, for three years.  Other work included ministering for 21 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as well as in the Archdiocese of Boston and in a Catholic high school in Baltimore as a school nurse and art teacher. She was also a campus minister for Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii, for two years.

In 2015, she moved to Assisi House where she served in prayer and hospitality until her death.

Sister St. Joseph is survived by her nieces, nephews and Franciscan family. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Aston.

Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, Pa. 19014..