Sister Francis Carmel Gonzon, O.S.F., former educator, dies at 71

By Catholic Review Staff

A funeral Mass for Sister Francis Carmel Gonzon of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered Oct. 20 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Frances Carmel died Oct. 14. She was 71.
Born in Wilmington, Del., Sister Francis Carmel entered her religious community in 1963 and professed her first vows in 1966. She earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Towson University and began her ministry at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer School in Rosedale. She continued her years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore teaching at St. Elizabeth School in Baltimore, St. Joseph School in Fullerton and St. Peter Claver School in Baltimore.
Sister Francis Carmel, who served primarily as a first-grade teacher, also ministered for nine years in the Diocese of Wilmington and taught for four years in Pensacola, Fla.

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