Sister Bridget McGoldrick OSF

Sister Bridget

McGoldrick, OSF

Sister Bridget McGoldrick, OSF, 82, (formerly Sister Camillus) died in Assisi House in Aston, PA on December 5, 2012. Cause of death was cancer.

She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 61 years. Sister Bridget was born in Prucklish, Newtownforbes, County Longford, Ireland, where she was a member of St.

Mary Parish and a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy Convent School. She entered the congregation in 1948 and professed her first vows in 1951.

Her sister, Sister Bernadette McGoldrick, also entered the congregation.

She earned a B.S. in English from Mt. St. Mary University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She ministered for many years in elementary education in Maryland and South Carolina. In 1989 she moved to Wilmington and began ministering in healthcare. From 1989-2002 she worked at St. Francis Hospital as the coordinator of ER volunteers and a patient liaison and later volunteered at the hospital. She also volunteered at the Franciscan Health Care Center in Hockessin and at Assisi House, the congregation's retirement residence in Aston. In October, she moved to Assisi House and served in prayer ministry until her death.

All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, on Monday, December 10. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 9:30 followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston.

In addition to Sister Bernadette, she is survived by her sisters, Sister Carmella McGoldrick, Winnifred Mulligan, Josephine Campbell, Elizabeth Bisset, and Pauline Kellegher; her brother Thomas McGoldrick; her nieces and nephews; and her Franciscan family.

Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, PA 19014.

Published in The News Journal on Dec. 7, 2012