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Funeral Arrangements Set For McAuley Student Bridget Cullen, 17

The Mother McAuley student will be waked on Friday, Jan. 4.

Bridget Anne Cullen, 17, died suddenly on New Year's Day. 

Cullen was a senior at Mother McAuley High School.

She is survived by her parents Michael and Anne, nee Cronin; siblings Kaitlyn and Michael; grandparents George and Marge Cullen and the late Michael and Margaret Cronin. 

Mother McAuley released a statement on her death: 

The Mother McAuley School Community mourns the sudden and unexpected death of Bridget Cullen '13, a beloved member of the McAuley family. As a result, Alumnae Basketball Night and Grammar School Basketball Night, scheduled for Friday, January 4th at McAuley have been canceled. Please keep Bridget and the Cullen family in your prayers.

Visitation will take place Friday, Jan. 4 from  3-8 p.m. at St. Cajetan Church, 2445 W. 112th St. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m at St. Cajetan on Saturday, Jan. 5 with interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Tributes and memories have begun to flood in online as those who knew her recall a "friendly and caring" girl.  

The Cullen family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mother McAuley Scholarship Fund.  

Grief counseling will be made available to Mother McAuley students. 

molly January 08, 2013 at 03:11 AM
Sorry for your lost. May God bless u all.
Lorraine Swanson January 08, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Patch wishes the Cullen family the best. Our intention on publishing the story of Bridget's passing was to inform readers of her arrangements. The board is being shut down and certain well-intentioned comments have been deleted out of respect for the family.
ME January 10, 2013 at 05:04 PM
God Bless the family! Our prayers go out to them.
Rob January 12, 2013 at 12:24 AM
RIP
Alco January 12, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Thank you for saying that.

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