Mary Ann Nasca, 66, religious education coordinator at St. Peter's Catholic Church, died Saturday (Feb. 10, 2001) in her Lewiston home after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Nasca was born Mary Ann Ciminella in Buffalo, and lived there until moving to Lewiston in 1969.
She was a student of theology at Niagara University and in Israel, where she visited on several occasions. She also studied in Chicago and Egypt.
Besides heading the religious education program, she was coordinator of St. Peter's "Lifeteen" program.
She was also an affiliate member of the Barnabite Fathers' Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, where she managed the gift shop for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Joseph A.; four sons, Dr. Joseph D. of St. Albans, Vt., Anthony S. of Youngstown, Salvatore A. of Lockport and Paul M. of Charles City, Va.; a daughter Dr. Lisa A. of Sedona, Ariz.; two sisters, Joanne Tomasulo of Buffalo and Mae Messina of Cheektowaga; and 14 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Peter's Church, 620 Center St., after prayers at 9:30 in Hardison Funeral Home, North Fourth and Ridge streets. Entombment will be in Holy Angels Chapel Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven Cemetery.