Bridie McCormick | zz-dnp | republicanherald.com
Bridie McCormick died on September 16 in Philadelphia due to complications from COVID-19.
She was born Bridget Teresa Gallagher on February 22, 1930 in County Donegal, Ireland.
Bridie was the second youngest and the last survivor of 10 children born to the late James and Bridget (McDaid) Gallagher. She was one of two Gallagher children who immigrated and built the rest of their lives in America.
Bridie was a host at the Union League of Philadelphia, a position she truly enjoyed and was proud of her 40 years of service and the friends she had made there.
Bridie’s greatest love was her husband, Charles McCormick. They were reportedly married 46 years on October 25. Bridie and Charlie enjoyed their many close friends and family, shore excursions, visits with their neighbors and trips to Ireland.
Although Bridie and Charlie did not have children, there were many children that Bridie loved as her own. In return, they loved her dearly and treated Bridie like a mother. She was the most wonderful aunt you could ask for.
Bridie always had a hoagie, a piece of cake, hot tea, and a soft, loving laugh at her fingertips. She had an incredible sense of humor and a happy sparkle in her eyes. Bridie was a devout Catholic and lived in the faith every day.
Bridie will be missed by her caring neighbors and their adorable children, close friends, family and supporters. She will be sadly missed by her loving and devoted husband, as well as her nieces and nephews on both sides of the Atlantic.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 am on Monday October 4 at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn St., Philadelphia. A private cemetery service will follow in Ashland. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Bridie’s memory to Sainte-Cécile Church or the National Federation of the Blind. Thank you to the wonderful neighbors and friends who made it possible for Bridie to live fully to the end. Good luck, Aunt Bridie!