Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Friday, April 27, 2018

ENFIELD – Sister M. Rosalette Janeczek, 95, a Felician Sister for 77 years, died on Sept. 3 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.

The former Sophia Rosalette was one of seven children of the late John and Mary (Chwalek) Janeczek of Indian Orchard, Mass. After completing her elementary education at Immaculate Conception School there, she entered the juniorate of the Felician Sisters in Lodi, N.J. She entered the postulancy there in 1932, was invested with the Franciscan habit in 1933 and made her first profession of vows in 1934. Also that year, she was transferred to Our Lady of the Angels Province in Enfield. She pronounced her perpetual vows in 1940.

Sister Rosalette ministered for more than 40 years as a teacher. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Catholic Teacher’s College in Providence, R.I. She taught in the dioceses of Fall River and Springfield, Mass., and the archdioceses of Boston, Hartford and New York.

She was a school principal from 1968-74 in Easthampton, Mass. Before her retirement, she taught religious education in several parishes, and worked as a school aide. She served Holy Family Infirmary as an aide from 1995 to 2003, when she became a patient.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Father Thaddeus Janeczek and Joseph; and three sisters, Josephine, Anna Zachara and Stella Janeczek. She is survived by her sister, Stephanie Posusky, and nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 5 at the provincial house. Commendation followed at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Enfield. Donations in her memory may be made to the Felician Sisters Retirement Fund, 1315 Enfield St., Enfield, CT 06082.