Bridgid Clifford, SCN, formerly Sister Sarah Clifford, 78, a native of Chillicothe, Ohio, died at University Hospital, Louisville, on Sunday morning, September 6, 2015. She had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 51 years.
Sister Bridgid served in elementary education at St. Joseph School, Bardstown; at St. Gabriel School, Fern Creek; and at St. Augustine and Holy Name Schools in Louisville. Sister served at Spalding College, now Spalding University, as Director of Admissions, and as Counselor and Dean of Student Affairs. Sister served as Provincial Secretary and Associate Regional in the Louisville Region; at Catherine Spalding Center, Nazareth and Maria Hall/Nazareth Home, Louisville in Community Service. Sister Bridgid served as Vice President and Treasurer of the SCN Congregation from 1993-98. After leaving office, Sister served from 1998-2009 in Community Service in the Motherhouse Archival Center. In retirement, Sister served in the Apostolate of Prayer.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Clifford Karalexis of Weymouth, Massachusetts; one sister-in-law, Francine Fitzgerald Clifford of Lancaster, Ohio; her SCN companion of many years, Carol Rogers, SCN; nieces and nephews, and her religious community.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, after 4 p.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky. Memorials may be made to Office of Congregational Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Ky. 40048.