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Sr. Anne Marie Gastle, GNSH

Obituary for Sr. Anne Marie Gastle, GNSH

September 22, 2017


Sister Anne Marie Gastle, GNSH, 93, died in St Joseph's Manor on 9/22/17. A lifelong educator, Sister Anne Marie influenced the lives of countless young people and adults as she introduced them to the world of beauty around them. Her instruction in painting, calligraphy and photography coaxed undreamed of talent from many students over a span of almost 60 years. With the exception of a year at St. Canicus in Mahanoy City, her teaching years were focused in New York State; 37 of them at her alma mater, Holy Angels Academy in Buffalo. Mary Geraldine Gastle was born April 30, 1924 and entered the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in 1942. She received a BS in English from D'Youville College and the Catholic University of America awarded her an MFA, with a minor in religion. She held membership in the Catholic Fine Arts Society, St. Luke's Art Guild, the Diocesan Art Teachers Association and The International Society of Art through Education. Retiring in 2001 she moved to the Motherhouse in Yardley, PA where she immediately and generously became a faithful driver for sisters in need of transportation to doctor's offices, appointments or on fun trips. Only ill health caused her to be unavailable for a sister needing a ride. She moved to St Joseph Manor in 2013 where she lived until the time of her death. In addition to her religious congregation, she is survived by her sister and 2 nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on, 9/30/17 at 10 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Sisters Chapel, 521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Visitation starts at 9:30 a.m. Funeral arrangements by Beck Givnish Life Celebration Home 7400 New Falls Rd., Levittown, PA 19055.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 14500 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116-1188 or

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