Aston, PA—Sister Agatha Pazourek, OSF, 93 died in Assisi House on November 18. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 76 years. Sister Agatha (Helen Anastasia Pazourek) was born in Baltimore where she was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Middle River. She entered the congregation in 1930 and professed her first vows in 1933. Her Sister, Sister Margaret Theresa Pazourek (now deceased) was also a member of the congregation. Sister Agatha earned a B.S. in History and ministered primarily in elementary education.
Sister Agatha ministered in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 43 years. She taught at Immaculate Conception School, Towson (1932-1933); St. Anthony School (1953-1970); St. Stephen School, Bradshaw (1971-1979); Shrine of the Little Flower School (1979-1981); and St. Elizabeth School (1981-1986). After she retired, she remained at St. Elizabeth Convent where she used her love of cooking to prepare meals for the sisters (1986-1996).
Sister Agatha ministered for 20 years in the Diocese of Wilmington. She taught at St. Paul School from 1933-1953. She also served in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Bethesda from 1970-1971. In 1996 she moved to Assisi House where she served in prayer ministry until her death.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, on Friday, November 20. 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 Agatha is survived by a cousin, 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.