Aston, PA — Sister Daniel Therese Coyle, OSF, died in St. Ann Convent, Tacoma on January 19. She was eighty-two years of age and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for fifty-seven years. Sister Daniel Therese (Brigid Mary Coyle) was born in Dublin, Ireland, where she was a member of Holy Family Parish. She went through her first training in Mallow, Ireland, then she went to Philadelphia to continue her religious studies. Her novitiate time was spent in Portland, after which she ministered in education and diocesan ministry.
Sister Daniel Therese ministered in the Diocese of Baker for thirty-six years, first as a teacher at St. Joseph School in Pendleton (1964-1974), then as a pastoral minister for St. Elizabeth Health Services for more then twenty years (1974-79, 1979-86, 1989-2002).
During her fourteen years in the Diocese of San Bernadino, Sister Daniel taught at St. Edward School in Corona (1950-51, 1954-60) and at St. Francis School in Corona (1951-53, 1986-89). She also ministered in the Diocese of San Diego for four years where she taught at St. Mary Magdalen School (1960-64).
Additional ministry experiences included St. Leo School in Tacoma where she taught for one year (1949-1950) in the Archdiocese of Seattle, and one year of service at Our Lady of Angels (1953-54) in the Archdiocese of Portland.
In 2002 Sister Daniel Therese Coyle moved to St. Ann Convent in Tacoma where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
All services will be held in St. Ann Convent in Tacoma. A vigil will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at St. Ann Convent Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 A.M. on Thursday, January 24, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery in Tacoma. Sister Daniel Therese is survived by her sister, Anne, her brother, Patrick and her sister-in-law, Teresa, and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.