Aston, PA—Sister Doloretta Francis O’Sullivan, OSF, died in Assisi House on July 19. She was 88 years of age and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 68 years. Sister Doloretta Francis (Mary O’Sullivan) was born in Knocknagree County Cork, Ireland, where she was a member of Millstreet Parish. She entered the congregation in 1937 and professed her final vows in 1940. She ministered primarily in elementary and secondary education in Baltimore. In her leisure time, Sister Doloretta enjoyed sewing and crafts. She did needlecrafts and made dolls to sell at fairs.
Sister Doloretta Francis served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 59 years, teaching at St. Elizabeth School, Baltimore (1940-1946); St. Katherine School, Baltimore (1946-1955); St. Stephen School, Bradshaw (1955-1959); Immaculate Conception School, Baltimore (1959-1968); Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Baltimore (1974-1990); The Catholic High School of Baltimore (1990-1997); St. Anthony School, Baltimore (1997-2005).
Sister Doloretta Francis’ 6 years of service in the Diocese of Wilmington included teaching at St. Anthony School (1968-1971) and at Padua Academy in Wilmington (1971-1974).
In 2005 Sister Doloretta Francis moved to Assisi House in Aston, Pennsylvania, where she ministered for 4 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in prayer ministry.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, on. A Christian Wake Service will be held on July 23 at 9:30 A.M followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Doloretta Francis is survived by a nephew, and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.