ENFIELD Felician Sister Mary Evangeline Lupinski, 84, died on May 22 in Holy Family Infirmary in Enfield.
She was born in Florida, N.Y., to Casimir and Stella (Dabrowska) Lupinski, and was named Cecilia.
She entered the juniorate of the Felician Sisters in Lodi, N.J., after grade school. She entered the postulancy in 1943 in Enfield and made her first profession of vows in 1945. In 1951, Sister Evangeline pronounced her perpetual vows.
Sister Evangeline earned a bachelors degree in education from the Catholic Teachers College in Providence, R.I. She ministered for more than 50 years as a teacher, including five years in São Paulo, Brazil. She also taught in the Archdioceses of Hartford and Boston; and dioceses of Norwich; Albany, N.Y.; Burlington, Vt.; and Springfield and Worcester, Mass.
She also ministered locally in Hartford, Simsbury and Windsor.
After her retirement from teaching in 1997, she continued working part-time as a math tutor. Since 2005, she had been engaged in ministry at St. Stanislaus Parish, in Amsterdam, N.Y.
Sister Evangeline moved to Holy Family Infirmary in March.
In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were five brothers, Walter, John, Bernard, Stanley and Ignatius; and two sisters, Eva Lupinski, and Jean Quinn. She is survived by nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 26 in the chapel of Our Lady of the Angels Provincial House.