Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, April 22, 2018

MILFORD – Sister Dorothy Synkewecz, a member of the Sisters of Mercy, died on Aug. 17, 2014, in her Milford home.

Born and raised in Waterbury, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Zeber) Synkewecz. She entered the Sisters of Mercy on Sept. 8, 1951.

Sister Dorothy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Diocesan Sisters’ College in Madison and a Master of Arts degree from St. Joseph College in West Hartford. She taught in several schools throughout the state, including in Norwalk and Bridgeport.

She ministered for 27 years at the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, in Milford as a religion teacher, pastoral counselor and outreach coordinator. In 2011, the school honored her with its prestigious Claven Award.

Sister Dorothy was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Sturman.

She is survived by a brother,  John Synkewecz of Waterbury, and two  sisters, Sister Mary Alice Synkewecz of the Sisters of Mercy, Hartford, and Carol Synkewecz of Florida; two nieces, a nephew; grandnieces and grandnephews; and her religious community.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Aug. 21 in the chapel at Lauralton Hall. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in West Hartford.

Donations in Sister Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Lauralton Hall Scholarship Fund, 200 High St., Milford, CT 06460; or the Sisters of Mercy, 55 E. Cedar St., Newington, CT 06111.