100th birthdays



Left: Margaret Diorio of Holy Family Church in Turnersville, stands with her nieces Nancy Webster and Peggy Digan during her 100th birthday celebration on Sept. 28, in the clubhouse of Shenendoah Village in the Erial section of Gloucester Township. Right: Sister Agnes Edward, a Dominican Sister of Hope, celebrated her 100th birthday and 80 years of religious life on Aug. 26. Her large family held a party at Emmaus Catholic Center in Mount Ephraim on Aug. 21. Sister Agnes devoted herself to many household responsibilities in the communities in which she lived: Mount Saint Mary Convent in Newburgh, N.Y., (1933-49); St. Patrick Convent in Woodbury, (1949-52); and St. Augustine Convent in Larchmont, N.Y. (1952-67). In 1967, she returned to Mount Saint Mary Convent in Newburgh to engage in part-time ministry to the community there. She resides at St. Mary’s Catholic Home in Cherry Hill.