Obituary of Bridget Gaughan
GREENVILLE – Bridget Gaughan, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 30, 2022. She was born on April 2, 1927 in Galway, Ireland to the late James and Mary Horan Gilmore. When she was 20 years old, Bridget moved to New York City, where she worked various jobs in Manhattan, including at St. Patrick’s Cathedral as a housekeeper for the priests, as a nanny, and as a bank teller. She loved taking care of children, and did volunteer work for abandoned children at the Foundling Hospital in Manhattan. Bridget was a member of the Irish American Club. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Gaughan, on August 8, 2015; her son, James Gaughan; and by her siblings, Marion, Christine, John, Vincent, and Kathy.
Bridget is survived by her children, John (Joanne) Gaughan, Marie (Ray) Medlar, and Gerry (Anne) Gaughan; 15 grandchildren; and her sisters, Julie and Peggy.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday December 4th from 2 to 5pm at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday December 5th at 11am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4987 State Route 81, Greenville, followed by burial in Greenville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New York Foundling, Attn: Development, 590 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011. Condolences can be posted at ajcunninghamfh.com.
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