Funeral services were held April 12 in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Rd., Aston, Pa., for Franciscan Sister Carmel Grice, (formerly Sister Marie Perpetua) who died April 6 at age 92.

A Christian Wake Service was held at 9:30 a.m. followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Services were livestreamed.

Sister Carmel had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 68 years. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, and entered the congregation in 1951. She professed her first vows in 1954 and subsequently ministered primarily in office and managerial roles. She served for 45 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia; 11 years in the Diocese of Wilmington, Del.; eight years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and eight years in the Diocese of Trenton as an office clerk at McCorristin Catholic High School (now Trenton Preparatory Academy), Hamilton, and as an EKG supervisor at St. Francis Medical Center.

Sister Carmel is survived by her nieces 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.