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Sister Donna Jean Tavernier

Obituary for Sister Donna Jean Tavernier

February 13, 2020


Sister Donna Jean Tavernier (formerly Sister Mary Jude), 85, died February 13, 2020 at St. Joseph's Manor, Meadowbrook, PA in the 67th year of her religious life. A native of Ogdensburg, NY Donna Jean graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1953, the year she entered the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. Sister received a BS in Education from D'Youville College, and served for 55 years in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Alaska. In 2011 Sister retired to the Motherhouse and D'Youville Manor in Yardley until moving to St. Joseph's Manor in 2014.

In addition to her religious community, she is survived by her sister, nieces and nephews. Sister is predeceased by her parents and two brothers.

A viewing will be held on 2/22/20 at 9:30am in the Redeemer Sisters Chapel, 521 Moredon Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA followed by sharing of memories at 10:15 and Mass of Christian burial at 10:30. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA. Services provided by Beck Givnish Life Celebration Home, 7400 New Falls Rd., Levittown, PA 19055.

Donations in her memory will be gratefully received by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 14500 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116-1188 or at


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