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Sister Frances C. Whitman, GNSH

Obituary for Sister Frances C. Whitman, GNSH

March 18, 2017


Sister Frances C. Whitman, GNSH, 90, died in hospice care March 18, 2017 at Holy Redeemer Lafayette.

A native of Atlanta, GA, she entered the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in 1964 after employment as an Executive Secretary for Atlanta architectural firms for more than a decade. Her entire ministry as a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart was in Atlanta, first in education as teacher and principal for eight years; in 1976 she began twenty eight years of service in the Archdiocese of Atlanta Metropolitan Tribunal Office. Retiring in 2004, she remained in Atlanta until 2006 when she moved to the GNSH Motherhouse, Yardley, PA. In retirement at the Motherhouse and D'Youville Manor she led a centering prayer group for sisters and laity that met on regularly. She moved to Holy Redeemer Lafayette in 2015 where she lived until the time of her death. In addition to her religious congregation, she is survived a niece, 2 great nieces and 2 great nephews.

A gathering will take place at 9:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass in celebration of her life on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:30 am in the Holy Redeemer Sisters Chapel, 521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA. Arrangements by Beck/Givnish, Inc.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 14500 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116-1188.

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Levittown, PA 19055
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