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SISTER FAITH McGAHAN, GNSH,

SISTER FAITH McGAHAN, GNSH - Formerly Sister David Martin, 79, died at St. Joseph's Manor on February 20, 2017 in the 62nd year of her religious life. For 58 years she was involved in teaching and the administrative aspects of education. Loved by students, parents and colleagues, she was a welcome presence with her cheerful smile and sympathetic ear throughout her years of ministry. With the exception of six years in Lowell, MA, she served in her home state of New York in Jackson Heights, Eden, Ogdensburg and Buffalo. She taught one year at Holy Angels School before moving across town in 1977 to Holy Angels Academy where she served in the front office, successively as assistant, office manager and business manager until the school closed in 2013. Born to George E. and Catherine Wilson McGahan in Buffalo, she attended both Holy Angels School and Academy, graduating from the Academy in 1954 and entering the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart the following year. She received her BA in History from D'Youville College. Predeceased by her parents, and sister Madonna Nelligan, she is survived by her sister Sheila Loveland and nephew David Loveland, and several cousins, in addition to her religious community. Services will be held at the Holy Redeemer Sisters Chapel, 521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The Funeral Mass is at 10:30 AM preceded by gathering from 9:30 to 10:15 AM. Memorial contributions would be appreciated and may be made to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 14500 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116. Arrangements by Beck - Givnish Funeral Homes, Inc.

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