Sister Hilda Maureen Egan, 87, parochial school teacher

June 02, 2006

Sister Hilda Maureen Egan, an English and French teacher and member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 67 years, died of heart disease Tuesday at her order's retirement home in Aston, Pa. She was 87.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, she entered the religious congregation in 1935 and received the name Marie Carmela.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg and later resumed the use of her given name.

She taught at Immaculate Conception Parochial School in Towson in the 1940s and 1950s, and at St. Stephen High School in Bradshaw in the 1960s.

She joined the faculty of Catholic High School of Baltimore in 1971 and taught until 1980, when she was assigned by her order to Elsmere, Del. She retired in 1997.

In addition to regular classroom assignments, she provided music instruction, ran glee clubs and directed plays.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the retirement home, Assisi House.

She is survived by cousins.

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