ENFIELD – Felician Sister Mary Bernadette Swist passed into eternal life on May 13, 2014, at the Holy Family Care Center. She was 87 years of age and had been a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Canalice for 70 years.
She was a former principal at St. Bernard School in Enfield and St. Mary School in Torrington. She also taught at the former Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Enfield, St. Mary School in Simsbury, St. Mary School in Middletown and St. Joseph School in Rockville.
She was born on July 7, 1926, in Manchester N.H., the daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Hudzik) Swist.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 16 at the Felician Sisters’ convent chapel. Burial in St. Adalbert Cemetery in Enfield followed.
Donations in Sister Mary Bernadette’s name may be made to the Felician Sisters’ Retirement Fund, 1315 Enfield St., Enfield, CT 06082.