Sister M. David C.J.C.

Sister M. David Romanaskas, C.J.C., a Poor Sister of Jesus Crucified and the Sorrowful Mother, age 89, died on Sept. 27, 2013. Born and educated in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Anne Romanaskas was the daughter of the late Stanley and Martha (Akamauskas) Romanaskas of Lithuania. She entered religious life in Elmhurst (Moscow) Pa. on January 30, 1943. As a Sister of Jesus Crucified, she was called Sr. Mary David. Having earned a B.S. in Education in Dallas, Pa., she taught in the congregations elementary schools in Mass., Pa., Conn, N.Y. She was both teacher and principal in St. Joseph School, Frackville, Pa.; and St. Casimir School, Brockton and St. Peter School, South Boston. She was an accomplished church choir director, piano teacher, vocalist and organist. She encouraged the singing of Lithuanian hymns and songs and the learning of Lithuanian culture. After retirement from the field of education, she spent time giving pastoral care at St. Marys Villa Residence, Moscow, Pa. for three years and at St. Joseph Manor, Brockton. She was the aunt of Joseph Stadulis of Willow Grove, Pa, Raymond Roman of Valley View, Ohio and Christine (Mrs. Thomas) Glenn of Tempe, Ariz.; and sister of the late Adele Romanaskas, Julia (Romanaskas) Stadulis, Ray Roman, William Romanaski and Walter Romanaski. All are welcome to calling hours Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 3 - 6 p.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Convent, 261 Thatcher Street, Brockton, her funeral Mass Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the Convent Chapel and burial at the Convent Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Poor Sisters of Jesus Crucified, Our Lady of Sorrows Convent, 261 Thatcher St., Brockton, Mass. 02302.

Published in The Enterprise on Sept. 29, 2013