ASTON, Pa. — Sister Marie Inez Gonzales, 85, died June 19 at Assisi House in Aston, Pennsylvania. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 66 years. Sister Gonzales was born Consuella Philomena in La Union, New Mexico, and she entered the congregation in 1950 and professed her first vows in 1953.
Sister Gonzales ministered for 17 years in the Diocese of San Diego, serving at Our Lady of Guadalupe School and Mission San Antonio de Pala. Since 2018, she has lived at the sisters’ retirement home on the East Coast, Assisi House, where she served in prayer and hospitality ministry until her death. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 24 at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, PA 19014.