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Sister M. Felician Hurley, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Thursday, December 4, 2003 at the Marian Convent, Scranton, PA.

Born May 26, 1913, in Susquehanna, PA, daughter of the late John F. and Bridget Mugan Hurley, she entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1930. She made her temporary profession of vows April 24, 1933, and her final profession of vows August 2, 1936. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Marywood College and a Master of Education Degree from St. John University, Brooklyn, NY.

She served as a teacher at St. Rose Elementary School, Carbondale, from 1933 to 1938; at St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School, Archbald, from 1953 to 1954; and at Monsignor McHugh Elementary School, Cresco, from 1976 to 1978. She was a faculty member at Marywood College from 1955 to 1968. She also taught at schools in Binghamton, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Poughkeepsie, NY, Bethesda, MD, and Silver Spring, MD. She served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent from 1997 until her death.

Surviving are four nieces, Christina Kersavage, Rochester, NY, Patricia Conroy, Beacon Falls, CT, Ann Gustainis, Caledonia, NY, Jane Mathis, Leroy, NY; two nephews, Stanley Kersavage, Susquehanna, John Hurley, Shelton, CT.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Joseph; a sister, Helen Kersavage.

The funeral was held on December 10, with Mass in the Marian Convent. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.


Helen Carpenter, 92, of Susquehanna, PA, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2003 a the Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF, Susquehanna, after an illness.

She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Carpenter, in 1960.

Helen is survived by five sons and four daughters-in-law, James and Dolores Carpenter, Oakland, PA, Ken and Dolores Carpenter, Landis, NC, Rodger and Vicky Carpenter, Landis, NC, Larry and Dawn Carpenter, Susquehanna, Terry Carpenter, Oakland; five daughters and two sons-in-law, Gwen McKee, Lanesboro, PA, Betty DiLuzio, Binghamton, NY, Shelby Carpenter, Lanesboro, Vivian and Harold Westbrook, Susquehanna, Janice and Joseph Conventino, Johnson City, NY; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

She was an Auxiliary member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #794, American Legion Post #86 and Susquehanna Fire Department, all of Susquehanna.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 12, 1:00 p.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with the Pastor Fred Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Susquehanna.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Barnes-Kasson Hospital SNF, 400 Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.


Stella M. Romanofski, 77, Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2003 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, after an illness. She was born on April 24, 1926, in Scranton, PA, the daughter of the late Victor and Veronica Romanofski.

She was predeceased by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Jackie Romanofski, Peter and Dolly Romanofski.

Stella is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Colleen Romanofski, Deposit, NY; three granddaughters, Courtney and David Decker, Windsor, NY, Cydney Romanofski, Kyley Romanofski, both of Deposit; one grandson, Harrison Romanofski, Deposit; one brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Joan Romanofski, Schenectady, NY; several very special nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Stella was a very active member of St. John’s Church, Susquehanna, and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a graduate of Susquehanna High School. Stella retired in 1990 from Electro-Mech/National Pipe, Vestal, NY.

The funeral service was held on Monday, December 8, from Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna, and from St. John’s Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered by the Rev. Robert Simon. Burial, St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.

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