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WEST HARTFORD – Sister Anthony Mary Scholsky of the Sisters of Mercy died peacefully on March 28, 2015, at St. Mary Home.

A daughter of Sigmund and Mary Wysocki Scholsky, she was born on Oct. 18, 1927, in Hazardville, and grew up in Manchester. Sister entered the Sisters of Mercy on June 27, 1948, and professed religious vows on Jan. 2, 1951.

She earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in education from the University of St. Joseph, then-St. Joseph College. She taught diverse subjects, including jewelry making, miniaturist art and historic comic books, to Catholic elementary and high school students throughout Connecticut for more than 40 years.

She then helped high school dropouts prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) Test through Project Hope in Hartford. She was the ministry’s administrator from 1993 until her retirement in June 2001. She then volunteered in several parishes for another decade.

Sister Anthony Mary was predeceased by her brother, Father Martin Scholsky, sister Rita Jaworski and niece Christine. She is survived by her brother Walter Scholsky, several nephews, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews and her religious community.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated March 31 in the chapel at St. Mary Home. Burial was in St. James Cemetery in Manchester.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 55 E. Cedar St., Newington, CT 06111.