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
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
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
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. 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 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
Sr. Winifred Marie Cook, 67, died Oct. 28 after a long struggle with cancer. A native of Wood-Ridge, NJ, she grew up enjoying her family, her Irish heritage and the abundance of nature and animals available in rural Wood-Ridge.
She attended public elementary school in Wood-Ridge and Immaculate Conception High School in Lodi, NJ. … Continue Reading
See, I make all things new! (Rev. 21: 5)
This was one of the passages Sr. M. Richard Merman chose for her funeral liturgy; those who knew her say this passage was the underlying theme of her life.
A native of Cleveland, Casmira Merman left home to attend the CSFNs’ Mount Nazareth Academy in Pittsburgh, where she grew in love of God and the life of the sisters. … Continue Reading
A native of Ansonia, CT, Mary Wozniak first met the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN) while attending St. Joseph School in Ansonia. Upon her graduation, she asked for and received her parents’ permission to attend the CSFNs’ Nazareth Academy High School in Philadelphia. … Continue Reading
A native of Shenandoah, PA, Sr. Alberta Jurewicz joined the CSFNs in 1947. She was a long-time teacher at schools in the New York metro area and Worcester, MA.
From 1992 – 2004, she served as a hospital chaplain at St.… Continue Reading