Obituaries

M. Innocent Lisi, SCN

M. Innocent Lisi, SCN, 92, died peacefully at the Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh, Pa., on August 3, 2011. She was born in Duquesne, Pa., and entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity in 1935 from Holy Trinity Parish. She devoted her life in the service of God and...

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Bernadette Maria Henkel, SCN

Bernadette Maria Henkel, SCN, 88, a native of Loretto, Tenn., died at Nazareth Home on August 1, 2011. She was a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 67 years.Sister Bernadette Maria served in education in Kentucky and Ohio for 39 years.  In Louisville, Sister...

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M. Frances Mihalek, SCN

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...

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Mary Vera Bartley, SCN

Mary Vera Bartley, SCN, age 97, died at the Vincentian Home on June 6, 2011.  She was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.  (The Vincentian Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 2008). Sister entered the convent in...

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Marie Anne Ballard, SCN

Marie Anne Ballard, SCN, 81, a native of Bardstown, Ky., died at Nazareth Motherhouse, on May 26, 2011. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 63 years.Sister Marie Anne served in elementary education as both teacher and principal in Kentucky, Louisiana,...

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Mary Anselma Grimes, SCN

Mary Anselma Grimes, SCN, 94, a native of Louisville, Ky., died at Nazareth Home on May 21, 2011.  She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 74 years.Sister Mary Anselma served in the apostolate of elementary education for 38 years.  Sister also...

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Jane Elizabeth O’Connell, SCN

Jane Elizabeth O’Connell, SCN, 83, born in New Haven, Conn., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on May 5, 2011. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 65 years.Sister Jane Elizabeth served in both elementary and secondary education as both classroom and...

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Ligorius Kracinovsky, SCN

Ligorius Kracinovsky, SCN, 91, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Vincentian Nursing Home in Pittsburgh, Pa. She entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from Holy Trinity Parish, Duquesne, Pa., in 1934.Sister Ligorius received both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree...

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Marina Martin, SCN

Marina Martin, SCN, 93, a native of Sedalia, Mo., died at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Ky., on April 5, 2011. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 72 years.Sister Marina served in the apostolate of education as music and classroom teacher in Tennessee,...

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Francis Anthony McDonald, SCN

Francis Anthony McDonald, SCN, 90, a native of Jackson County, Miss., died at Nazareth Home on March 27, 2011. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 62 years.Sister Francis served in the United States Army Nurse Corps as a surgery nurse. After leaving the...

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Roberta Maria Wimpsett, SCN

Roberta Maria Wimpsett, SCN, 89, a native of Bardstown, Ky., died at Nazareth Home on March 27, 2011. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 73 years.Sister Roberta Maria served in Community Service and Child Care in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee for 68...

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Kathleen Mary Bohan, SCN

Kathleen Mary Bohan, SCN, 85, born in Lebanon, Ind., died at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Ky., on March 24, 2011. She was a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 66 years. After nurse’s training at St. Joseph Infirmary, Sister served as director of nursing at our Lady of...

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M. Bertille Janek, SCN

M. Bertille Janek, SCN, 92, entered eternal life on December 18, 2010, at Vincentian Home, Pittsburgh, Pa. Sister Bertille entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. Mathias Parish in Natrona, Pa., on September 2, 1934, and joyfully served God and the Church...

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Theresa Podlucky, SCN

Theresa Podlucky, SCN, 82, entered eternal life on Friday, December 17, 2010. Born in Johnstown, Pa., Sister Theresa entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Johnstown on February 2, 1947, and served God and the Church for 64 years....

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Sister Mary Adolph Kenenske, SCN

Sister Mary Adolph Kenenske, SCN, 89, a native of Bridgeport, Ohio, died at Nazareth Home on November 21, 2010.  She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 72 years. Sister served in the apostolate of elementary education in Kentucky, Ohio and Massachusetts...

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Mary Victorine Deley, SCN

Mary Victorine Deley, SCN, 90, died on Thursday, January 14, 2010. At the time of her death Sister was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Nazareth, Kentucky.In 1934 Sister Mary Victorine entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. Michael Parish,...

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Mary Imogene Perrin, SCN

Mary Imogene Perrin, SCN, 86, a native of Calhoun, Ky., died at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky., on January 3, 2010. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 64 years.Sister Mary Imogene served in the apostolate of education for 53 years in Kentucky, Alabama,...

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Alice Wills, SCN

Alice Wills, SCN, formerly Sister Alice Richard Wills, 94, a native of Dorchester, Mass., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on December 25, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 68 years. Sister Alice served in the apostolate of elementary...

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Mary Clare Murajda, SCN

Mary Clare Murajda, SCN, age 88, died on December 11, 2009, at 5:15 a.m. At the time of her death Sister was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Nazareth, KY. Born in Braddock, Penn., Sister Mary Clare entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St....

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Mary Michael Baksi, SCN

Mary Michael Baksi, SCN, 80, died on November 20, 2009. Sister Mary Michael was in the 62nd year of religious life.Sister Mary Michael was born in Homestead, Pa. and entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. Michael Parish in 1947. She attended Duquesne...

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Thomasine Kottoor, SCN

Thomasine Kottoor, SCN, 75, a native of Kidangoor, Kerala, died at Mokama Hospital in India on October 20, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 47 years.Sister Thomasine served in health care in Mokameh Junction, New Delhi, Mumbai, Mokama, Lucknow...

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Ann Maureen McGrath, SCN

Ann Maureen McGrath, SCN, 93, a native of Brockton, Mass., died at Nazareth Home on October 13, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 74 years. Sister Ann Maureen served in education as both classroom and music teacher for 46 years in Ohio, Kentucky,...

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Rose Clare Ostenski, SCN

Rose Clare Ostenski, SCN, 95, a native of Blaine, Ohio, died at Nazareth Home on October 12, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 73 years. Sister Rose Clare served in Community Service and elementary education until retirement when she served in the...

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Barbara Lawler Thomas, SCN

Barbara Lawler Thomas, SCN, formerly known as Sister Barbara Maria Thomas, 87, a native of Richmond, Va, died at Nazareth Home on October 8, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 68 years. Sister Barbara served as Superior General of the Sisters of...

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M. Adalbert Vandzura, SCN

M. Adalbert Vandzura, SCN, died on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at the Vincentian Home, Pittsburgh, Pa., at the age of 89. Sister was in the 75th year of her religious life.Sister Adalbert was born in Braddock, Pa., on October 12, 1919, and was a daughter of the late...

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Leonora Brunner, SCN

Leonora Brunner, SCN, 99, a native of Memphis, Tenn., died at Nazareth Home on September 24, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 80 years. Sister Leonora served in the apostolate of education in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Arkansas and Tennessee....

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Alice Garrity, SCN

Alice Garrity, SCN, formerly known as Sister Daniel Joseph Garrity, 82, a native of Woburn, Mass., died at Flaget Hospital, Bardstown, on September 8, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 58 years. Sister Alice served in the apostolate of elementary...

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Samuella Buckman, SCN

Samuella Buckman, SCN, 76, a native of Waverly, Ky., died at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, Ky., on Monday, September 7, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 57 years. Sister Samuella served in the apostolate of elementary education in...

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Clara Willett, SCN

Clara Willett, SCN, 94, a native of Fancy Farm, Ky., died at Saints Mary & Elizabeth Hospital on September 1, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 75 years. Sister Clara served as both principal and teacher in elementary education in Kentucky,...

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William Mary Chawk, SCN

William Mary Chawk, SCN, 95, a native of Louisville, Ky., died at Nazareth Home on August 6, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 70 years. Sister William Mary served in health care as a nurse and x-ray technician in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. In...

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James Albert Wiggins, SCN

James Albert Wiggins, SCN, 97, a native of Roanoke, Va., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, August 1, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 69 years.Sister James Albert served in the apostolates of child care and elementary education...

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Frances Barber, SCN

Frances Barber, SCN, 93, formerly known as Sister Philetus Ann Barber, SCN, a native of Fredericktown, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on July 25, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 69 years. Sister Frances served in the apostolate of...

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Barbara Ann Giddings, SCN

Barbara Ann Giddings, SCN, 83, a native of Memphis, Tenn., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on July 4, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 66 years. Sister Barbara Ann served in the apostolate of elementary education in Kentucky and Maryland....

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Bernard Ann Ruebusch, SCN

Bernard Ann Ruebusch, SCN, 92, a native of Covington, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky. on June 13, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 73 years. Sister Bernard Ann served in the apostolate of education as both teacher and principal in...

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Theresa Murphy, SCN, 82

Theresa Murphy, SCN, 82, formerly Sister Joseph Theresa Murphy, a native of St. Joseph, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on June 12, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 62 years. Sister Theresa served in the apostolate of education in...

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Mary Clarence Kominak, SCN

Mary Clarence Kominak, SCN, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., died at the age of 98 on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Vincentian Home, Pittsburgh, Pa. Sister was in the 84th year of her religious life.Sister Clarence entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. Mary Parish,...

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Mary Angela Mudd, SCN

Mary Angela Mudd, SCN, 81, formerly Sister Leo Bernadette Mudd, a native of Fredericktown, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on May 24, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 61 years.Sister Mary Angela served in the apostolate of elementary...

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Althaire Green, SCN

Althaire Green, SCN, 83, a native of Lebanon, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on May 24, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 64 years.Sister Althaire served in the apostolate of education on the elementary and collegiate levels in...

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Jean Carmel Howard, SCN

Jean Carmel Howard, SCN, age 97, a native of Whitesville, Ky., died at Flaget Hospital, Bardstown, Ky., on May 13, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 77 years. Sister served in the apostolate of elementary education in Kentucky, Ohio,...

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Marita Riede, SCN

Marita Riede, SCN, age 88, a native of Louisville, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 69 years. Sister served in the apostolate of education on the elementary and collegiate levels...

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Veronica Sheehan, SCN

Veronica Sheehan, SCN, formerly Helen Charles Sheehan, 77, a native of West Roxbury, Mass., died at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, Louisville, Ky., on March 27, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 58 years. Sister Veronica served in elementary...

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Agnita Marie Hill, SCN

Agnita Marie Hill, SCN, 86, a native of Peonia, Ky., died at Audubon Hospital, Louisville, Ky., on February 26, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 62 years. Sister Agnita Marie served in the apostolate of elementary education in Kentucky, Arkansas,...

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Lawrence Ann Ryan, SCN

Lawrence Ann Ryan, SCN, age 93, a native of Fancy Farm, Ky., died at Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown, Ky., on February 20, 2009. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 73 years. Sister Lawrence Ann served in Community service, health services,...

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Mary Benedict Lepovsky, SCN

Mary Benedict Lepovsky, SCN, 83, a native of Unity, Pa., died January 17, 2009, in Lourdes Hall at St. Louise Convent in North Hills, Pittsburgh, Pa. Sister Mary Benedict had been in religious life for 63 years.Sister Benedict was a certified LPN in Pennsylvania and...

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M. Amanda Bercik, SCN

M. Amanda Bercik, SCN, 93, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Ky., died at on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at Vincentian Home, North Hills, Pittsburgh, Pa. Sister was in the 79th year of her religious life.Sister Amanda entered the Vincentian Sisters of...

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Joseph Maureen Walsh, SCN

Joseph Maureen Walsh, SCN, age 79, a native of Charlestown, Mass., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on December 31, 2008. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years. Sister Joseph Maureen served in elementary education in Kentucky, Massachusetts...

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Michael Mary Sweeney, SCN

Michael Mary Sweeney, SCN, 83, a native of Lexington, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on November 28, 2008. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 61 years. Sister Michael Mary served in the health care apostolate in Kentucky, Ohio and Arkansas...

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Christiana Hofmann, SCN

Christiana Hofmann, SCN, 83, a native of Louisville, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on November 24, 2008. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 59 years. Sister Christiana served in the apostolate of elementary education as teacher and...

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Barbara Dwyer, SCN

Barbara Dwyer, SCN, 93, a native of Port Jervis, N.Y., died on November 22, 2008, at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 32 years. Sister Barbara transferred to the Congregation from the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of...

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Margaret Maginnis, SCN

Margaret Maginnis, SCN, formerly Sister John Emily Maginnis, 94, a native of Faustwell, Pa., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on November 6, 2008. She had entered the SCN Congregation from Morganfield, Ky. Sister Margaret had been a Sister of Charity of...

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Sheila Maria Lewis, SCN

Sheila Maria Lewis, SCN, 84, a native of Lexington, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on November 5, 2008. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 61 years. Sister Sheila Maria served in the apostolate of health care in Nursing Service, Nursing...

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Cornelius Keating, SCN

Cornelius Keating, SCN, 95, a native of Boston, Mass., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky. on October 25, 2008. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 77 years.Sister Cornelius served in the apostolate of elementary and secondary education as teacher and...

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Barbara Hornbeck, SCN

Barbara Hornbeck, SCN, formerly Sister Mary Josepha Hornbeck, 69, a native of Owensboro, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on October 25, 2008. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 51 years.Sister Barbara served in the apostolate of health care...

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Mary Jane Hutchins, SCN

Mary Jane Hutchins, SCN, age 89, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on October 9, 2008. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 70 years, Sister served in the apostolate of elementary education in Kentucky, Ohio and Louisiana for 26 years and later in...

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Rita Englert, SCN

Rita Englert, SCN, formerly Sister Joseph Rita Englert, 90, a native of Paducah, Ky., died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Ky., on October 7, 2008. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 74 years. Sister Rita entered the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth...

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