Aston, PA — Sister Hilda Maureen Egan, OSF (formerly Sister Marie Carmela), died in Assisi House on May 30. She was eighty-seven years of age and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for sixty-seven years. Sister Hilda Maureen was born in Dublin, Ireland and entered the congregation in 1935. Her sister, Sister Charles Louise Egan (now deceased) was also a member of the congregation. Sister Hilda Maureen earned a B.S. in English and French from Mt. St. Mary University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She ministered in education on both elementary and secondary levels and, in addition to regular classroom activities, taught music and handled a variety of extracurricular activities.
Sister Hilda Maureen ministered for twenty-seven years in the Diocese of Wilmington. She taught at St. Paul School (1944-1949); St. Peter High School, New Castle (1966-1968); Padua Academy (1968-1969); Corpus Christi High School, Elsmere (1969-1971); Corpus Christi Elementary School, Elsmere (1980-1997).
Sister Hilda Maureen’s eighteen years of service in the Archdiocese of Baltimore included teaching at Immaculate Conception School, Towson (1949-1956); St. Stephen High School, Bradshaw (1964-1966); and The Catholic High School of Baltimore (1971-1980).
Sister Hilda Maureen ministered for eight years in the Diocese of Oklahoma City, teaching at St. Joseph Academy in Chickasha (1956-1959, 1962-1964) and at Our Lady of Victory School in Purcell (1959-1962).
Sister Hilda Maureen also ministered for five years in New Jersey. She taught at Holy Angels School (1939-1942) and Immaculate Conception School (1943-1944), both in Trenton. From 1942-1943 she taught at St. Nicholas School in Egg Harbor.
From 1997-1998 Sister Hilda Maureen served in prayer ministry at St. Agnes Medical Center Convent in Philadelphia, one of the congregation’s independent living units. In 1998 she moved to Assisi House in Aston, where she remained until her death.