November 15, 2011
Sarita Milliner, SCN, 76, a native of Grayson County, Ky., died at Nazareth Home on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. She transferred from the Ursuline Sisters at Maple Mount, Ky. in July 1974 and has been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 37 years.
Sister Sarita served in the apostolates of elementary education, parish ministry, health care and community service at Bardstown, Nazareth and Louisville, Ky. and has served in the apostolate of prayer at Nazareth Home/Maria Hall since July 1995.
Survivors include one sister, Sara Marie Higdon and one brother, Richard Milliner, both of Louisville, Ky., and her religious community.
August 08, 2011
Mary Dominic Rechtorick, SCN, died August 8, 2011, at the age of 84 after serving God for 66 years. She was born in New Salem, Pa., and entered the community of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity in 1945 from St. Procopius Parish, New Salem, Pa.
Sister earned a Bachelor of Education degree from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa., and a Masters degree in Reading from Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, Wis.
For 36 years Sister Mary Dominic taught in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, Pa. Sister then served as principal for 19 years at St. Lawrence School, Monett, Mo. (Diocese of Springfield-Cape Giradeau)
Sister Dominic spent part of each summer for 16 years going to Philippi, West Virginia to assist those in need. She had a special love for the poor and underserved. In her teaching ministry, Sister also had a special love for students who presented any type of challenge, always trying to give them every opportunity to change and grow.
Following retirement from teaching, Sister Dominic was the receptionist at the Vincentian Child Care Center for six years after which she became part of the Prayer Ministry. She was a resident of Vincentian Home for the past five years.
She is survived by her brother Stephen, sister-in-law Irene, nieces, nephews and her Sisters in the SCN Community.
August 03, 2011
M. Innocent Lisi, SCN, 92, died peacefully at the Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh, Pa., on August 3, 2011. She was born in Duquesne, Pa., and entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity in 1935 from Holy Trinity Parish. She devoted her life in the service of God and others for 76 years.
Sister Innocent received her Bachelor of Education degree from Duquesne University. She taught for 44 years in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, Pa., and Youngstown, Ohio. After her retirement from teaching, Sister worked 18 years at Assumption Nursing Home, Youngstown, Ohio in the business department. In 1997, she retired a second time and tutored, as well as helped in the Vincentian Child Care Center. Sister Innocent’s next assignment was with the prayer ministry. She became a resident of Vincentian Home in 2005. Sister is remembered for her quiet ways, bright eyes and cheerful smile.
August 01, 2011
Bernadette Maria Henkel, SCN, 88, a native of Loretto, Tenn., died at Nazareth Home on August 1, 2011. She was a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 67 years.
Sister Bernadette Maria served in education in Kentucky and Ohio for 39 years. In Louisville, Sister taught at Holy Family, Sacred Heart, St. Gabriel and St. Lawrence Schools. Sister also served in St. Lawrence Parish as Parish Visitor. In retirement, Sister Bernadette Maria served in the Apostolate of Prayer.
Survivors include: two brothers, Francis Henkel of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Joseph J. Henkel of Carmel, N.Y.; and one sister, Mary Zita Henkel, SCN, of Nazareth, Ky.; and her religious community.
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