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Sister Alma Regina Murtha, GNSH

Obituary for Sister Alma Regina Murtha, GNSH

June 22, 1937 - March 4, 2014
Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania | Age 76

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Sister Alma Regina Murtha, GNSH, 76, died in St. Joseph Manor, Meadowbrook, PA on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the 56th year of her religious life. Mary Leddy Murtha was born in New York, NY on June 22, 1937 to Matthew and Ethel (Black) Murtha. She graduated from Dominican Academy in 1955 and entered the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in 1957 after attending Good Counsel College in White Plains, NY for two years. She later received a BA in English from D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY.

A lifelong primary school teacher, Sister Alma Regina influenced the lives of countless young people for 50 years. She demonstrated her love of the "little ones" in Lowell, MA; Buffalo, Eden and Bedford Stuyvesant, NY and Philadelphia, PA between 1960 and 1974. For the next thirty-five years she imparted knowledge of God's love for them to children at Blessed Sacrament School, Jackson Heights, NY, the elementary school she once attended. Prior to her retirement to the Grey Nun Motherhouse, Yardley, PA in 2011, she was a Teachers' Assistant and Religion Coordinator at St. Joan of Arc School for two additional years. Shortly after her arrival at the Motherhouse, she embarked on a courageous struggle with the cancer that finally claimed her life.

Predeceased by her parents, she is survived by her brother, Joseph Murtha and nieces and nephews, in addition to her religious congregation. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA, 19067-3998 and will be appreciated. A wake service is scheduled at the Motherhouse at 7 PM on March 7th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on March 8th at 10:30 AM in the Sacred Heart Chapel of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in Yardley, PA with interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Beck/Givnish, Inc.

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  • Contributions in her memory may be made to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA, 19067-3998 and will be appreciated.

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