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Sister Mary Juvenalia Dudkowski, a Felician Sister for 76 years, died in Villa Maria Infirmary Thursday (Sept. 16, 1999). She was 94.

The former Angela Dudkowski entered the Buffalo Province of the Felician Sisters from St. Adalbert Parish on Aug. 25, 1923. She professed her final vows on Aug. 5, 1931.

Sister Mary Juvenalia was a graduate of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy. She earned a bachelor of arts degree at Canisius College.

Although Sister Mary Juvenalia began teaching in a third grade, she spent most of her 53 years at the fifth through seventh grade levels.

She taught in various elementary schools in the Diocese of Syracuse for 27 years and in the Diocese of Buffalo for 26 years. At Transfiguration School, Syracuse, and St. Hyacinth School, Dunkirk, she served as principal.

In 1979, Sister Mary Juvenalia began her nine-year ministry as a librarian at St. James School, Depew. She moved to the Provincial House in 1988, where she assisted with the altar bread ministry. She also was assistant librarian and in the vestry.

She joined the St. Francis Residence Convent in 1995 and shortly afterward became a patient in Villa Maria Infirmary, on July 30, 1996.

Survivors include a sister, Agnes Witczak of Lancaster.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday in Villa Maria Convent Chapel, 600 Doat St. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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