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
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
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
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