M. Frances Mihalek, SCN, 97, died on July 29, 2011. Sister Frances was born in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., and entered the Congregation of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from Holy Trinity Parish, McKeesport, Pa., in 1927 and for 84 years devoted her life to the service of God and others.

Sister received her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees from Duquesne University.  During her 55 years of ministry in education, Sister worked in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg as a teacher and principal.

Upon retirement Sister Frances Louise volunteered as Eucharistic Minister at both Allegheny General and North Hills Passavant Hospitals for 15 years.  When she was no longer able to continue her work in the hospitals, Sister began her prayer ministry at Lourdes Hall in St. Louise Convent where she spent her final years.

She is survived by her nephew Andrew, relatives, friends and her Sisters in Community.