WEST HARTFORD – Sister of Mercy Frances (Mary Angelita) Juracka died on Feb. 13, 2012, at St. Mary Home, days before her 95th birthday.
She was born Feb. 22, 1916, in Fairfield, a daughter of the late Methodius and Mary (Hiza) Juracka. She entered the Sisters of Mercy on Jan. 6, 1937. She taught primary grades throughout the state and worked as a library aide in Bridgeport schools before working for 12 years at the former Highland Heights, an orphanage in New Haven.
Sister Frances retired to Mercyknoll in 2003 a later moved to St. Mary Home.
She was predeceased by three sisters. She is survived by a sister, Cecilia Juracka of Fairfield, several nieces and nephews and the Mercy community.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 16 in the chapel of St. Mary Home. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Sisters of Mercy, 55 E. Cedar St., Newington, CT 06111.