Aston, PA—Sister Anthony Eileen Reidy, OSF, 102, died in Assisi House on Sunday, January 1, 2023. The oldest member of the congregation, she had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 77 years. Sister Anthony was born Margaret Reidy in County Cork, Ireland, where she was a member of St. Columkille Parish in Ballyagram. She entered the congregation in 1939 and professed her first vows in 1945. She ministered primarily in healthcare and pastoral care.
Sister Anthony Eileen served for 35 years in the Diocese of Trenton at St. Francis Hospital/Medical Center first for three years in the dining room and central supply and then in pastoral services.
In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Sister Anthony served at St. Agnes Hospital in Philadelphia for 15 years. In 2010 she moved to Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement residence in Aston, where she served in prayer and hospitality ministry until her death.
Additional ministry included serving for 11 years in her native Ireland at St. Patrick Hospital in County Cork. She also served for three years at St. Mary’s Home in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
All services will be held in Assisi House on Friday, January 6, 2023 and will be livestreamed. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 9:30 A.M. followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial at will be at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Anthony Eileen is survived by her sister Nora Caney, 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.
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The livestream will begin at 9:30 A.M. To access the livestream, click here: https://livestream.com/accounts/18363082/sranthonyreidy