Donohue, Sister Bridget, 85, was born February 3, 1929, in Stokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland, and entered eternal life March 8, 2014 at Marian Hall, Mt. St. Mary Convent in Wichita. She was the sixth child in a family of seven born to James A. and Sarah O'Beirne Donohue. After completing her secondary education in Ireland she emigrated to the U.S. in 1948 and entered the Congregation of St. Joseph of Wichita. She graduated from St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kan. with a B.S. in Education and later took advanced courses in pastoral work from Creighton University in Omaha. After serving as a teacher in the elementary schools of the Diocese of Wichita for over 20 years she took up another career as a certified pastoral associate, serving in St. Joseph Medical Center in Wichita and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of Northern Oklahoma in Ponca City. In 1988-1999 she answered the call to serve refugees and immigrants by teaching English as a second language. Upon completing this in 1999, she retired to Marian Hall at Mt. St. Mary Convent in Wichita. She was preceded in death by her parents, James A. and Sarah; brothers, Francis, John; and sister, Philomena. In addition to members of her religious community Sister Bridget is survived by brothers, Sonie and Seamus Donohue; sister, May Cuddy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Wichita Center of the Congregation St. Joseph, 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita, KS. 67218. Contributions in her name may be made to Dear Neighbor Ministry/StepStone, 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita, KS 67218. DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.
Published in The Wichita Eagle on Mar. 11, 2014