Sr. Romuald Burak (1915-2013)

Sr. Romuald Burak (1915-2013)

Feb. 28, 1915—June 22, 2013 A native of Worcester, MA, Lydia Burak knew in grammar school that she might have a vocation to the religious life. Her family was active in their parishes in Worcester and then Millbury, where the children attended St. Mary School. Her...
Sr. Loretta Trzeciak (1918-2013)

Sr. Loretta Trzeciak (1918-2013)

Oct. 3, 1918 – June 15, 2013 Regina Trzeciak was almost 18 years old when she became a CSFN postulant, but her parents often told her she really entered the convent at age seven since she was always helping the sisters at Holy Family Parish and School in Pittsburgh...
Sr. Casilda Puchalska (1913-2013)

Sr. Casilda Puchalska (1913-2013)

June 12, 1913 – June 3, 2013 Just nine days before her 100th birthday, Sr. Casilda Puchalska was called home to God. A native of Scranton, PA, and the oldest of nine children, young Hedwig was taught by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN) at the parish...
Sr. Edith Willow (1916-2013)

Sr. Edith Willow (1916-2013)

March 26, 1916 – April 24, 2013 Long-time teacher, school principal, professor, supervisor, writer and poet, Sr. Edith Willow was a native Chicagoan who spent time in Rome and in England on behalf of the congregation, always returning to her hometown for new ministry...
Sr. Benedict Jaskiewicz (1916-2013)

Sr. Benedict Jaskiewicz (1916-2013)

April 16, 1916 – March 27, 2013 A native of Philadelphia, Sr. Benedict – Genevieve Jaskiewicz was the oldest of eight children who grew up in the Allegheny section of the city. Genevieve graduated from Nazareth Academy Grade School and the Academy High...
Sr. Mira Sokolowska (1919-2013)

Sr. Mira Sokolowska (1919-2013)

Oct. 14, 1919 – Feb. 17, 2013 Sr. Mira Sokolowska had a long list of favorite things, among them the song, “You Are My Sunshine” and the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman from the gospel of John. She chose that reading for her wake service at the chapel of Holy...