ASTON, Penn.—Franciscan Sister Catherine Hunt, formerly Sister Mary Martha, 94, died in Assisi House on Jan. 12. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 77 years.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 20 in Assisi House. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston, according to a press release.
Sister Catherine was born in Somerville, Mass., and was a graduate of St. Peter and Paul High School, now Cushing High School.
She entered the congregation in 1930 and professed her first vows in 1933. Sister Catherine earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Villanova University, a master’s in theology from St. Bonaventure University, and a master’s in teaching theology from St. Michael College in Vermont.
During her life, Sister Catherine worked in both elementary and secondary levels of education and in parish ministry in the Dioceses of Trenton, N.J., and Wilmington, N.C.
Sister Catherine worked for 17 years in the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., including: St. Joseph Church in Anderson; St. Paul the Apostle Church in Spartanburg; Sacred Heart Church in Gaffney; and St. Louis Church in Dillon.
She served for 27 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She retired to Aston where she did volunteer work at Queen of Peace Convent. In 2002 she moved to Assisi House, where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
Sister Catherine is survived by a niece, grandniece, grandnephews, and her Franciscan family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.