Sister Arline Zurich, O.S.B. of the Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth entered eternal life on August 24, 2021. Sr. Arline was a teacher and principal at several schools in New Jersey. She was the Coordinator of Federal Programs and Library Services for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. Sr. Arline was also the Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Madison, WI as well as the Coordinator of the Holy Childhood Ass’n. for the Archdiocese of Newark. Born in Newark she entered the Benedictine Sisters on January 6,1954 and her First Monastic Profession was on February 3, 1956. Sr. Arline was predeceased by her parents, Philip and Mary Zurich. She is survived by many cousins as well as her Benedictine community. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 PM at St. Walburga Monastery. 851 N. Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ 07208. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 10:00AM at the monastery. Final prayers and respects will be at 9:45AM. Interment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Walburga Monastery Infirmary.
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