Tuesday, July 17, 2012

+ Sister Barbara Terefenko, O.S.B.M. fell asleep in the Lord

 Sister Barbara Terefenko, O.S.B.M., 77, fell asleep in the Lord in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, July 15th 2012, in her 15th year of Religious Life.

Born in Mt. Carmel Pennsylvania, Sister Barbara was the daughter of the late Henry Jackson and Julia (nee Chato) Long. Wife of the late Walter Terefenko of Shamokin, PA., she leaves behind her children: Barbara, Walter, Inez and Henry, her grandchildren and great grandchild in addition to her Sisters in the Order of Saint Basil the Great.

Before her entrance into the Order of Saint Basil the Great in September of 1997, she was a parishioner of Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Cohoes, New York where she was working as a cosmetologist and home health aide.

While in the community of the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great, Sister professed her final vows on April 1st 2006. She worked with the office of Religious Education in Ambridge, PA as a Pastoral Minister; Saint Josaphat Parish in Philadelphia and at the Motherhouse in Fox Chase.

Her viewing 5PM until 7PM will be held on Thursday (July 19) in the Holy Trinity Chapel at the Motherhouse, 710 Fox Chase Road, Fox Chase Manor, PA.  Parastas prayers will be sung at 6:30 PM. Her funeral will take place on Friday (July 20) with her Requiem Liturgy being celebrated at 11:00 AM, viewing being at 9AM in the Holy Trinity Chapel. Burial will follow at the Sisters Convent Cemetery, Fox Chase.


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