Sister Margaret Gavaghan, S.S.J. (formerly Sister Ann Joachim), 81, died Dec. 24 at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Huntingdon Valley. She was in the 62nd year of her religious life.
The daughter of the late James and Margaret Gavaghan, she attended Ascension Grade School and Little Flower High School in Philadelphia.
In September 1957 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, and professed her final vows in 1965.
Sister Margaret ministered in the archdioceses of Philadelphia and Washington and the dioceses of Allentown and Trenton.
She was the sister of James Gavaghan, Kathleen Gispert, Patricia Gozdan, Thomas Gavaghan, Joseph Gavaghan, Patricia Gavaghan and the late Michael Gavaghan and Sister MaryAnn Gavaghan. She is also survived by members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 30 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown.
Donations may be made in Sister Margaret’s name to St. Joseph Villa, 110 W. Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031.
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