Aston, PA-Sister Milburga Geiger, OSF, died in Assisi House on September 25. She was ninety-five years of age and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for seventy-three years. Sister Milburga (Gertrude Mathilda Geiger) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She later moved to North Quincy, Massachusetts, where she was a member of Holy Trinity Parish (a German National Parish in Boston). Prior to her entrance into the congregation in 1931, she graduated from Holy Trinity Commercial High School in Boston. She professed her first vows in 1934. Sister Milgurga earned a B.S. in Education from Villanova University and ministered primarily in elementary education. Her leisure activities included crocheting afghans, baby sets, and lap robes. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.
Sister Milburga ministered for twenty-one years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She taught at St. Ludwig School (1947-1949); St. Stanislaus School, Lansdale (1953-1957); St. Aloysius School, Pottstown (1961-1965); and Resurrection School, Chester (1965-1966). In 1997 she moved to Assisi House where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
Sister Milburga ministered in the Archdiocese of Boston for twenty-four years. She taught at Our Lady of the Assumption School from 1973-1997. Other ministry experiences in the New England area included teaching at St. Mary Home in New Bedford (1933-1939).
Sister Milburga ministered for fifteen years in the Diocese of Allentown. She taught at St. Mary Magdalen School, Lost Creek (1949-1952); St. Francis Home, Orwigsburg (1952-1953); St. John the Baptist School, Whitehall (1957-1961); and St. Francis of Assisi School, Allentown (1966-1973).
Sister Milburga’s nine years of ministry in the Diocese of Trenton included teaching at Immaculate Conception School (1931-1932) and at St. Rose of Lima School in Freehold (1940-1947). She also ministered at Morris Hall in Lawrenceville (1939-1940).
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, on Friday, September 28. 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 Milburga is survived by two sisters, Mary Geiger and Madeline Geiger; one brother, Francis Geiger, all of North Quincy; and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.