Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, April 22, 2018

NEW BRITAIN – Sister Mary Raphael (Mary Agnes) Sacharko, 99, a member of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, died on Jan. 11, 2010.

A native of New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Jan and Justine (Balach) Sacharko.

She entered her religious congregation on Aug. 15, 1930, and served at Sacred Heart School and the former Our Lady of Rose Hill Orphanage, both in New Britain, and at St. Stanislaus Parish in Waterbury. She also ministered for many years at Immaculate Conception Parish in Southington and at other apostolates staffed by the Daughters of Mary in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Sister Mary Raphael is survived by her brothers, Ladislaus and Ceslaus, both of New Britain; and brother-in-law, George Jones of East Lyme. She was predeceased by her sister, Veronica; and brothers, Frank, Stanley, Walter, Casimir Sr., Andrew, Aloysius and Theodore.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 13 at Sacred Heart Convent in New Britain. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 314 Osgood Ave., New Britain, CT 06053.