SSNDs mark 60th jubilees - Catholic Courier

SSNDs mark 60th jubilees

The following School Sisters of Notre Dame are celebrating their 60th jubilees in 2010.


60 Years

Sister Dorothy Mary Leising was born in Buffalo. She began her teaching career in 1950 at Mount Calvary School in Forestville, outside of Washington, D.C., where she taught for five years. She then transferred to St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Tacony, Pa., where she taught for eight years, then was administrator for six years. Sister Leising also taught at St. Aloysius in Pittsburgh and St. Joseph’s in Mechanicsburg, Pa., before she returned to Rochester, where she currently resides. In Rochester she taught at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for 13 years and St. Boniface for three years. She is now pastoral minister at Holy Apostles Parish in Rochester.




Sister Yvonne Marie Nadeau was born in Rochester and began her teaching career in 1948 at St. Boniface in Philadelphia. In 1950 she was transferred to Immaculate Conception in Secaucus, N.J., where she taught for five years before being transferred to St. Peter and Paul School in Camden, N.J.

In 1959 she returned to Rochester to teach at Holy Ghost School in Gates. Her teaching career in the New York area spanned from 1959-98. From 1986-93, while teaching, Sister Nadeau also was pastoral associate at Rochester’s Holy Apostles Parish.

She currently is pastoral minister at St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Honeoye Falls, where she also performs community service.


Sister Miriam Therese Roncinske was born in Rochester and began her teaching career in 1950 at St. John the Evangelist in Bergenfield, N.J., where she taught for three years. She was then transferred to Blessed Sacrament in Baltimore, Md., for four years.

In 1957 Sister Roncinske returned to Rochester to teach at Ss. Peter and Paul. From 1963-69 she taught in the New York area at St. Anthony of Padua and St. Joseph. In 1969 she became the librarian at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, N.H., and in 1976 she taught at Holy Angels Academy in Demarest, N.J. In 1997 she returned to Rochester to become switchboard operator and receptionist at Bishop Kearney High School.

From 1999-2007 she was parish minister at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Irondequoit and from 2007-08 she was a volunteer at Monroe Community Hospital. She said she has loved and enjoyed all of her ministries and continues to do so in retirement at St. Bernard Park in Rochester through her prayer and presence.

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