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Sr. Gemma Wacek (1914-2011)

Written on May 18, 2011 at 10:21 am

A Chicago native, Stephanie Wacek was one of five children of John and Antonia Wacek.  She completed her grammar school education at the parish school, Holy Trinity, in six short years, skipping two grades.  Stephanie often spent time helping the sisters and was frequently invited to join them in the chapel for Holy Hour the first Sunday of the month. … Continue Reading

Sr. Regina Drost (1915-2011)

Written on May 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

Sr. M. Regina (Sophia) Drost, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth for 78 years, died March 26 at age 95.  A native of Trafford, PA, her parents died when she was young; she remembered coming with her sister to live at Holy Family Institute when she was about eight years old. … Continue Reading

Sr. Hedwig Walania (1915-2011)

Written on March 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Helen Walania encountered the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN) at an early age.  She, her three sisters and brother attended St. Stanislaus School in New Haven, CT.  Young Helen left home for high school, attending Nazareth Academy in Philadelphia. … Continue Reading

Sr. Imelda Wojnar (1912-2011)

Written on February 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Helen Wojnar was the second of six children born to John and Victoria Szelc Wojnar, Polish immigrants who married in Pittsburgh.  The family worshiped at Holy Family Church, though they lived some distance from the campus.  Helen and her siblings attended the parish school, taught by Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN). … Continue Reading

Sr. Lucia Pirollo (1936-2011)

Written on February 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Family life was keenly important to Sr. M. Lucia (Jeannette) Pirollo, who died Jan. 17 at age 74, Mt.  Nazareth , Philadelphia.  The oldest of three children of Atilio and Antoinette Pirollo, she and her brothers were placed at Dante Orphanage in Concordville, PA, after the death of their mother at age 31.… Continue Reading

Sr. Daniel Januszkiewicz (1914-2011)

Written on January 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm

A long-time teacher who also held provincial leadership positions at various times in her ministerial life, Sr. M. Daniel (Maria) Januszkiewicz died Jan. 12, 2011, at Mt. Nazareth, Philadelphia.  At age 96, she was in the 79th year of her religious life.… Continue Reading

Sr. Ernest Budzinski (1916-2011)

Written on January 31, 2011 at 2:17 pm

A native of Erie, PA, Sr. Ernest Budzinski was a registered nurse-anesthetist who ministered in Altoona and McKees Rocks, PA, as well as in Pittsburgh and Detroit.  One of five children of Valentine and Theophila Budzinski, she was baptized at St.… Continue Reading

Sr. Leontine Michalowska (1921-2011)

Written on January 31, 2011 at 2:08 pm

A Chicago native, Sr. M. Leontine (Stephanie) Michalowska, 89, died Jan. 3, 2011, at Nazarethville in Des Plaines, IL.   Baptized at St. Adalbert Parish in the city, she was educated by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN) at both the parish school and Villa Nazareth High School in Des Plaines, IL.… Continue Reading

Sr. Clarence Cieplowski (1911-2010)

Written on October 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Sr. M. Clarence (Helen) Cieplowski, CSFN, 99, died Oct. 13, 2010, in her 83rd year as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. A native of Cleveland, Sr. Clarence was a registered nurse whose education began as a high school student in Holy Family Academy, Chicago, where she graduated in 1927.… Continue Reading

Sr. Margaret Angle (1925-2010)

Written on October 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Sr. Margaret M. Angle, 85, died Sept. 30 at the CSFN Provincialate in Des Plaines, IL.  A native of Chicago, baptized at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish, Chicago, Sr. Margaret joined the community in 1944 at the then Sacred Heart Provincialate in Des Plaines, IL.… Continue Reading