Aston, PA—Sister Georgine Marie Smith, OSF, 88, died in Assisi House on June 9. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis oPhiladelphia for 68 years. Sister Georgine Marie (Phyllis Jean Smith) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was a member of St. Elizabeth Parish and a graduate of the Catholic High School of Baltimore. She entered the congregation in 1945 and professed her first vows in 1948. Sister Georgine earned both a B.S. and an M.S. in Education. She ministered in elementary schools in Baltimore and Silver Spring, Maryland, and in Wilmington, Delaware.
Sister Georgine’s 41 years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore included teaching at Immaculate Conception School, Towson; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, Middle River; and Shrine of the Little Flower School. She served as principal of St. Joseph School in Fullerton. After her retirement, she volunteered at Little Flower School and St. Anthony School.
Sister Georgine Marie ministered for 16 years in the Diocese of Wilmington. She actually began her work in education there, teaching at St. Paul School. She later returned to Wilmington and taught at St. Joseph on the Brandywine School.
Sister Georgine’s 10 years of ministry were spent teaching at St. Bernadette School in Silver Spring.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014 on Wednesday, June 15. A Christian Wake Service will be held 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 Georgine is survived by her sisters, Nancy (Edward) Dentz, Mary Ellen Sologuren, her brother Paul (Anne) Smith, by her nieces and nephews, 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.