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SISTER MARY SERAPHIA KRUSZYNSKI, EDUCATOR

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Mary Seraphia Kruszynski, a member of the Felician Sisters for 76 years, will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday at Villa Maria Convent Chapel, 600 Doat St., Cheektowaga.

Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga. Sister Kruszynski, 93, died Thursday (June 21, 1990) in Villa Maria Infirmary in Cheektowaga, where she had been a patient since January.

Born in East Eden, the former Martha Kruszynski entered the Buffalo Province of Felician Sisters in 1914 and professed her final vows in 1922.

Active as an educator throughout most of her religious life, Sister Kruszynski taught the primary and intermediate grades in Catholic elementary schools in the dioceses of Buffalo, Syracuse and Erie, Pa., for 43 years.

In the Western New York area, she taught at Assumption, Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Holy Cross, Precious Blood, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, St. John Kanty, St. Luke and Transfiguration Schools in Buffalo; Our Lady of Czestochowa and St. Josephat, Cheektowaga; St. Augustine and SS. Peter and Paul, Depew; St. Hedwig and St. Hyacinth, Dunkirk; St. Barbara, Lackawanna, and Our Lady of Czestochowa, North Tonawanda.

Sister Kruszynski retired from teaching in 1972 and lived in St. Francis Residence since 1983, the retirement community at Villa Maria.

Sister Kruszynski served as a group director at Immaculate Heart of Mary Home for Children in Cheektowaga, a child care assistant at Infant Jesus Day Care Center and as director of the convent infirmary.

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