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Sr. Patricia (Sister Marie Renee) Kelly, GNSH

Obituary for Sr. Patricia (Sister Marie Renee) Kelly, GNSH

April 26, 1936 - March 20, 2018
| Age 81


Sister Patricia Kelly, GNSH (Sister Marie Renee), 81,in Holy Redeemer Hospital Hospice 3/20/2018 in the 64th year of her religious life. Born in Philadelphia, PA on 4/26/36, she was one of four daughters of Daniel M and Mary Catherine Conlon Kelly. From the field of education to social ministry, Sister Patricia influenced the lives of countless individuals both in the US and in Lima, Peru. After teaching for ten years in Jackson Heights and Corona, NY and Jenkintown, PA, she volunteered to serve at St. Norbert School and Parish in Lima, Peru. For 16 years this missionary was teacher, principal, or pastoral worker. Returning to Philadelphia in 1983 she was engaged in Parish Social Ministry for Catholic Social Services for more than 32 years. In 2002 she participated as a member of the 10th Synod of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She earned a BA in Spanish from D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY and an MA/Bilingual/Bicultural Studies, Urban Social Work Tract from LaSalle University. She undertook additional studies in a variety of venues, including a year of study in Lima at the Family Promotion Institute and was a member of Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society.

Predeceased by her parents and sisters Mary Walsh and Nancy Fox, in addition to her religious congregation, she is survived by her sister Rita Fenerty and several nieces and nephews.

A gathering/sharing of memories on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Provincialate Chapel, Sisters of Redeemer, 521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Internment in Resurrection Cemetery, 5201 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 14500 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116 or at

Arrangements by Beck-Givnish Life Celebration Home, 7400 New Falls Rd., Levittown, PA 19055. To share your fondest memories of Sister, please visit

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