ASTON, Penn. — Sister Dolores Donovan, OSF (formerly Sister Redempta), 91, died in Assisi House in Aston Aug. 5. She had been a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 69 years.

Sister Dolores was born in Philadelphia, where she was a member of Holy Cross Parish in Springfield and a graduate of West Catholic High School. She entered the congregation in 1950 and professed her first vows in 1953. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Marylhurst College, a master’s in English from Villanova University, and a master’s in spiritual direction from the Jesuit School of Theology. Sister Dolores ministered primarily in education and pastoral services.

Sister Dolores served for 55 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and four years in Trenton, New Jersey. Since 2017, she served in prayer and hospitality ministry in Assisi House, where she lived at the time of her death.

Sister Dolores spent four years in the Archdiocese of Portland, as a teacher at St. John Fisher School. Additional ministry in Oregon included three years in the Baker Diocese, as a teacher at both St. Andrew’s Mission and St. Joseph Academy, both in Pendleton.

There will be a private funeral Mass at Assisi House in Aston at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston.

Sister Dolores is survived by her two nephews, Henry Roth and Robert Roth, and their families and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.