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Obituary: Bridget Gaughan

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Bridget Gaughan

GREENVILLE – Bridget Gaughan, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

She was born on April 2, 1927, in Galway, Ireland, to the late James and Mary Moran 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 Aug. 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 Peggie.

Calling hours were held on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 2-5 p.m. at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. A funeral Mass was held on Monday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m., 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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