Aston, PA—Sister Ann Cahill, OSF, (formerly Sister Marie Immaculee), 94, died in Assisi House on Sunday, April 30, 2023. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 69 years. Sister Ann was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, where she was a member of St. Joseph Parish and a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy. She entered the congregation in 1952 and professed her first vows in 1954. She was certified as an accredited medical records technician and a nurse’s aide. She ministered primarily in healthcare clerical work. Sister Ann is predeceased by her sister, Sister Evelyn Mary Cahill, who was also a member of the congregation.
Sister Ann served for 55 years in the Baker diocese. She faithfully ministered for 47 years at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon, where she held many roles over the years—records technician, office worker, switchboard (PBX) operator, admissions specialist, and senior companion in the “Foster Grandparent Program.” She also ministered for six years at St. Joseph Hospital in LaGrande and for two years at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker, in clerical positions.
Sister Ann spent eight years in the Seattle Archdiocese where she studied for one year in the medical records technician program at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma. In 2010, she moved to St. Ann Convent in Tacoma, where she served in prayer and hospitality ministry. In 2017 she moved to Assisi House in Aston, Pennsylvania, where she served in prayer and hospitality until her death.
All services will be held in Assisi House on Friday, May 5, 2023, and will be livestreamed. 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. Internment of Ashes will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Ann is survived by her sister, Claire Senett, her many nieces and nephews and her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.
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The livestream will begin at 9:30 A.M. To access the livestream: https://livestream.com/accounts/18363082/SrAnnCahill.