Aston, PA—Sister Margaret St. Hugh Keenan, OSF, (90) died in Assisi House on August 13. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 69 years. Sister Margaret was born in Philadelphia where she was a member of Visitation Parish. She entered the congregation in 1949 and professed her first vows in 1951. She earned a B.S. in Education from Mt. St. Mary University in Emmitsburg. She ministered primarily in education.
During her 30 years of ministry in the Diocese of Wilmington, Sister Margaret taught at St. Joseph on the Brandywine School, St. Paul School, Holy Angels School, and St. Peter School in New Castle. During her later years in the diocese, she served at the Ministry of Caring.
During her nine years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, Sister Margaret taught at Nativity School. She also ministered in the Diocese of Naples where she taught for five years at St. Ann School. During her two years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, she taught at St. Vincent School.
In 1997 Sister Margaret moved to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia where, for the next 21 years, she ministered with our retired sisters at Assisi House. In 2018 she moved to Assisi House and served in prayer and hospitality ministry until her death.
All services will be held in Assisi House on Wednesday, August 19, at 11 A.M. and will be private. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Margaret is survived by nieces, 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.
Read Sr. Margaret St. Hugh’s memorial write-up.