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SISTER LAURA GARGES, OSF - Born in Skelton, WV, on August 17, 1918; died on January 3, 2016 at the Sisters of St. Francis Health Center, Stella Niagara, NY. She was the daughter of the late John and Amelia (Kubacki) Garges. Sister Laura (baptized Rosalie) entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Stella Niagara, on September 7, 1937 and was professed on August 17, 1939. Sister Laura's ministry began at Stella Niagara in 1939. She then moved to Sacred Heart Academy, Buffalo, NY, St. Aloysius Academy, New Lexington, OH, St. Therese Shrine and St. Charles Seminary, Columbus, OH and St. Mary's Parish, New Monmouth, NJ. Sister Laura retired from Stella Niagara in September of 1998 and became a resident of the Stella Niagara Health Center December 22, 2011. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Margaret Lippert, Leona Biggs, Joseph Garges, Francis Garges, Anthony Garges, Thomas Garges, Sr., George Garges and Lloyd Garges. Calling hours will be Thursday, January 7 from 3-5 PM at Stella Niagara Convent, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 5 PM in the Sisters' Chapel. Donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, 4421 Lower River Rd., Stella Niagara, NY 14144. Visit for guest register.

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