Sister Lourdine Bielawski, 90, of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Third Order Regular of St. Francis, died Feb. 3 at St. Joseph Villa, Reading, where she had resided since 2012.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Julian and Anna (Halicki) Bielawski.
Sister Lourdine entered the Bernardine Order on Aug. 11, 1947 and was in her 72nd year of religious life. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Villanova University. She served her ministry in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. as an elementary school teacher, secretary, superior, provincial superior, provincial minister, administrator, sacristan and local minister.
Sister Lourdine is survived by her sister, Tillie Greer.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 8 at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel at Mt. Alvernia, Reading. Burial followed in the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters’ cemetery, Mt. Alvernia.
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