Sister Francis Gerald Wirth, OP

Sister Francis Gerald Wirth, OP

Sister Francis Gerald died peacefully at St. Catherine Convent and Healthcare Center after a long illness.

Born in Jersey City, she was the daughter of Francis and Minnie Wirth. She entered the Caldwell Dominicans after completing St. Dominic Academy in 1947. Achieving degrees in Social Studies from Caldwell College and in European History and Religious Studies from Villanova University, she became a dedicated teacher in the parochial schools of the Archdiocese of Newark for sixty-one years, including St. Brigid’s,North Bergen, Ascension, New Milford, and St. John,s, Jersey City. She also taught high school religion and history at Lacordaire, Mount St. Dominic and Marylawn Academies. Perhaps she found leading adult Bible study at St. Aloysius Parish in Jersey City among her most fulfilling ministries.

Sister’s warm smile and gentle words will be missed by all who knew her.

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