Aston, PA—Sister Margaret Hudon, OSF, (formerly Sister Patricia Francis), 91, died in St. Ann Convent, Tacoma, on February 15. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 70 years. Sister Margaret was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, where she was a member of St. Joseph Parish and a graduate of Sandpoint High School. She earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in Community Service from St. Martin College in Olympia, Washington. She ministered for a short time in education but worked primarily in various healthcare positions.
Sister Margaret ministered in the Diocese of Baker for 26 years. She taught at St. Andrew Mission in Pendleton and at Sacred Heart Academy in Klamath Falls. The remaining 24 years were spent serving in various capacities at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.
Sister Margaret ministered for eight years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. From 1975-1977 she helped to coordinate fundraising efforts for Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement residence in Aston. She worked at St. Mary Hospital and at St. Agnes Medical Center.
Of her 36 years in the Archdiocese of Seattle, Sister Margaret served at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma for 29 years, the latter part of that period as administrator. She moved to St. Ann Convent in 2003 where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
All services will be held in St. Ann Convent, 6602 S. Alaska Street, Tacoma. The vigil will be on Thursday, February 18, at 7 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, February 19, at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Sister Margaret is survived 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.