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Sr. Elizabeth Gildea Obituary
A Sister of St. Louis for 86 years, Sister Elizabeth died peacefully on January 18, 2016, surrounded by her community and care givers. Born in 1911 in Drumnacool, Co. Sligo, Ireland, Sister Elizabeth entered religious life in 1929. She spent twenty years teaching in Ireland, in Carrickmacross (Co. Monaghan), New Castle (Co. Down), and Kiltimagh (Co. Mayo) before coming to California in 1952. For the next thirty years Sr. Elizabeth served as a teacher and principal in Corpus Christi, Pacific Palisades; Our Lady of Refuge, Long Beach; St. Bede, La Canada; St. Cyprian, Long Beach; Louisville, Woodland Hills; St. Louis of France, La Puente; and Holy Name of Mary, San Dimas. In 1982 Sr. Elizabeth moved to Nativity, El Monte where she spent the remainder of her years. Sister Elizabeth is mourned by the Sisters of St. Louis, the SSL Associates, many of her past students and colleagues, parishioners, their families, relatives, and friends. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 pm, Nativity Church, 3743 Tyler Avenue, El Monte. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Friday January 29 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sr. Elizabeth Gildea Scholarship at Nativity Catholic School, El Monte. Bastian & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary, Northridge, CA (818) 886-8600 FD-1198
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 24, 2016
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