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A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Mary Paschasia Mocny, a member of the Felician Sisters for 70 years, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the Villa Maria Convent Chapel, 600 Doat St. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

Sister Mocny, 86, died Thursday (Dec. 27, 1990) in the Erie County Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native of Buffalo, the former Martha Mocny entered the Buffalo Province of Felician Sisters in 1920 and professed her final vows in 1928.

A graduate of Canisius College, Sister Mocny was active as an educator in the dioceses of Buffalo and Erie, Pa., for 49 years. She held dual positions of convent superior and school principal at St. Josaphat, Cheektowaga, from 1941 to 1947; Most Precious Blood, Angola, from 1947 to 1950; Holy Cross, Buffalo, from 1955 to 1961, and St. Stanislaus, Buffalo, from 1962 to 1968.

She also taught at Assumption, St. Adalbert and St. Valentine schools, Buffalo; SS. Peter and Paul, Depew; Queen of All Saints and St. Hyacinth, Lackawanna; Holy Spirit, North Collins, and Our Lady of Czestochowa, North Tonawanda.

After retiring from teaching, she served from 1972 to 1978 as superior at the Felician Residence, a community for retired sisters at St. Stanislaus Convent in Buffalo. She also served as superior at Villa Angela Convent in Elma from 1981 to 1984.

She was elected by her sisters to serve as a delegate to the Provincial Chapters in 1967 and 1975. From 1986 until her death, she was a member of St. Francis Residence, the retirement community at Villa Maria.

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