Sister Georgellen Brilmyer, O.S.F.

Sister Georgellen Brilmyer, O.S.F., 95, died March 20 in Assisi House, Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 69 years.

Sister Georgellen was born Lorraine Theresa Brilmyer in Washington, D.C., where she was a member of St. Scholastica Parish and a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy. She entered the congregation in 1948 and professed her first vows in 1950.

Sister Georgellen earned a bachelor’s in mathematics from Trinity College in 1945 and a master’s in history from Villanova University in 1957. She ministered primarily in education.


Sister Georgellen ministered for 31 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She taught at St. Stanislaus High School in Lansdale as well as at Hallahan High School and St. Maria Goretti High School in Philadelphia. She also taught at Neumann University in Aston. 

She also served for 20 years in the Diocese of Orlando and 15 years in the Diocese of Wilmington, teaching at Padua Academy in Wilmington. She also taught briefly at Pensacola Catholic High School in the Diocese of Pensacola as well as at the Catholic High School of Baltimore.

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.

The funeral Mass was celebrated March 26 in Assisi House. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston.

Sister Georgellen is survived by her sister Betty Reimer, 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.