Friday, March 1, 2024

Obituary: Sister Mary Dolores Sneeringer, SSJ

Sister Mary Dolores Sneeringer, SSJSister Mary Dolores Sneeringer, S.S.J. (formerly Sister St. Ida), died April 17 at St. Joseph Villa in Flourtown, Pa. She was 94.

The daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Sneeringer, she attended St. Joseph Grade School in Bonneauville and Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown.

In September 1945, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, and professed her final vows in 1953.
Sister Mary Dolores ministered in the archdioceses of Philadelphia and Washington and in the dioceses of Charlotte and Harrisburg.

She is survived by her siblings Benjamin Sneeringer, Bernard Sneeringer, Justina Meckley and the late Rodney Sneeringer, Frank Sneeringer, Anna Miller, Loretta Orndorff and Rita Walter. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

The funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, April 26, and was livestreamed from St. Joseph Villa’s website at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sister Mary Dolores’ name to St. Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031.

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