May 29, 1931 – February 4, 2019
Maureen A. Guilday, age 87, of Davie, Florida, passed away peacefully amongst loved ones, on February 4, 2019. Born in Chester, Pennsylvania on May 29, 1931, she was one of eight children of Thomas and Madeline Murphy Guilday. Maureen was a graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy in Fountain Springs, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University, Miami, Florida and her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Miami.
She taught English and Social Studies at Monsignor Edward Pace High School, Miami Florida and in the Stratford (Connecticut) Public Schools. Upon retirement, she was a dedicated teacher volunteer at the Benedictine School of St. Gertrude Monastery, Ridgely, Maryland; at St Pedro Poveda College, Manilla, Philippines; as well as at St. Helen Catholic Elementary School, St. David Parish Hope Outreach LEAP Program, and at the Boys and Girls Club, all in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her educational collaborations extended to the Teresian Association, a group of committed Catholics professionals whose educational programs, schools, and universities are well known throughout the world.
Maureen will be remembered as a life-long practicing Catholic, a teacher exemplar, a generous patron, and a wise and witty counselor by her many friends and students in the United States and in the Philippines.
Maureen is survived by her sister Margaret Bailie of Stamford, Connecticut; her brother John Guilday of Sacramento, California; her cousins Mary Jane Foist and Thomas Scott of Fort Pierce, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.
A Catholic Mass will be celebrated on February 7, 2019 at 9 am at St. David’s Church, Davie, Florida. Internment will be private at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Maureen’s memory may be made to The Ridgely Benedictine Sisters, 25 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713; Hope Outreach at St. David Catholic Church, 3900 South University Drive, Davie , Florida 33328; or to The Teresian Institute Scholarship Program, c/o Regina Cameron, 6620 Green Street, Hollywood, Florida 33024.
- Margaret Bailie, Sister
- John Guilday, Brother
- Mary Jane Foist, Cousin
- Thomas Scott, Cousin
- Emma Tabay Melgarejo, Friend
- Regina Cameron, Friend
The Ridgely Benedictine Sisters
25 Gender Road, Newark, Delaware 19713
- Hope Outreach at St. David Catholic Church
The Teresian Institute Scholarship Program
6620 Green Street C/O Regina Cameron , Hollywood, Florida 33024
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Mimi Koehm, MD
February 6, 2019
As Hopkins wrote of Margaret Clitheroe, so too , Maureen Guilday:
The Christ-ed beauty of her mind
Her mould of features mated well.
She was admired...
She caught the crying of those Three,
The Immortals of the eternal ring,
The Utterer, Uttered, Uttering,
And witness in her place would she...
She was a women upright, outright,
Her will was bent at God.
With a grateful heart for three decades of treasured friendship and wise counsel,
FIAT, dear Maureen.
Love and prayers in equal measure,
Mimi Koehm, MD
Forest Lawn Funeral Home South
February 6, 2019
Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.
We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff