Sr. Teresa Grabowski (1950-2015)

Oct. 7, 1950—May 12, 2015 The second of four children, Teresa Grabowski was born in East Chicago, IN. She attended St. Adalbert School, where she first met the CSFNs.  After graduation, she moved to Des Plaines, IL, as a CSFN aspirant, attending Holy Family Academy...

Sr. Sandra Marie Sosnowski (1942-2015)

Sept. 13, 1942 – May 3, 2015 Sr. Sandra Marie Sosnowski, CSFN, 72, director of mission and ministry for Resurrection University in Chicago, died suddenly on May 3. A long-time elementary school teacher, Sr. Sandra spent much of her ministry teaching in parish schools...

Sr. Benedicta Nowakowska (1927 – 2015)

Jan. 1, 1927 – April 15, 2015 Eleanore Nowakowska grew up as part of a large, blended family as both of her parents had been widowed and had children from their first marriages. She always noted that the families blended well. Young Eleanore attended St. Hyacinth...

Sr. Louise Jurewicz (1914 – 2015)

March 7, 1914 – April 15, 2015 The second child of Polish immigrants Adolph and Anna Jurewicz, Louise (called Lonia) was born in Simpson, PA, in the northeast of the state at the northern edge of coal country. Louise, her parents and older brother John soon welcomed...

Sr. Lydia Sekowski (1917-2015)

Sept. 11, 1917 – April 3, 2015 Father, I put my life in your hands.  That psalm response from the Good Friday liturgy had special meaning at Holy Family Manor in Pittsburgh this year, where Sr. Mary Lydia Sekowski had died that morning, surrounded by caregivers,...

Sr. Gertrude Marie Wisniewska (1912-2015)

Oct. 27, 1912—March 25, 2015 Long-time teacher Sr. Gertrude Marie Wisniewski, 102, died on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation. In 2013, Sr. Gertrude Marie celebrated her 85th jubilee as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. The eighth of nine children, Sr....