Aston, PA — Sister Pacifica Warga, OSF, died in Assisi House on October 27. She was eighty-nine years of age and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for sixty-five years. Sister Pacifica (Helen Ann Warga) was born in Raritan, New Jersey, where she was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She graduated from a commercial program and completed her high school studies after her entrance into the congregation in 1940. She professed her first vows in 1942. Her ministry included education, childcare, and healthcare. Her leisure activities included crocheting and crafts.
Sister Pacifica ministered for fifty-four years in the Diocese of Trenton. She taught at St. Anthony School from 1942-1950. From 1950-1971 she worked as a purchasing agent at St. Francis Medical Center. From 1971-1973 she worked at St. Michael Orphanage in Hopewell, serving as a driver and secretary. She worked at Morris Hall in Lawrenceville from 1973-1992, serving as a purchasing agent, secretary, and driver.
Sister Pacifica moved to Assisi House in Aston in 1992 where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, on Friday, November 2. 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 Pacifica is survived by her nieces and a nephew, and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.