Sister M. Anne Tieuli, former teacher, dies

Sister M. Anne Tieuli, 88, a member of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, Villa Rossello, Newfield, died Sunday, Aug. 14, at Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, York, Pa. where she had been a resident for several years.

Sister Anne, born in Brockton, Mass., was the daughter of the late Francis (Frank) and Catherine (Mastrolito) Tieuli.

Sister Anne entered the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, in York, Pa. on Feb. 1, 1944 and professed her Vows on Aug. 16, 1945.

Sister Anne ministered for many years as a teacher. In the Diocese of Camden she taught at St. Mary Magdalene, Millville, St. Francis of Assisi, Vineland, and St. Rose of Lima, Newfield.

She also taught at schools in Pennsylvania and Massachussetts.

Artistic in nature, she enjoyed teaching art to the children and took great pride in their efforts and achievements. She also enjoyed teaching drama and was known for involving her students in many fine performances among which was a stirring annual pageant of the Passion of the Lord.

In addition to her parents, Sister Anne was preceded in death by her brothers John, Joseph and Adam; her twin sister, Rita Tieuli, as well as sisters Anna Nesta, Celia Gordon, Alice Scordamaglia and Helen Cooper. Also preceding her in death were Frank Augelli, half-brother and Mary Augelli, half-sister.

She is survived by her religious community, the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, brothers Fred and Anthony, a sister, Vetrana Folan, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial took place at Villa Rossello Chapel, Newfield, on Thursday, Aug. 18. Burial followed at Pieta Cemetery on the grounds of Villa Rossello.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Daughters of Mercy, Villa Rossello, 1009 Main Road, Newfield, NJ 08344.


Sister Elaine Dostal dies, taught in Camden

Sister Elaine Dostal, 89, who taught at Sacred Heart School in Camden, died Aug. 8 at Mount Vernon, NY.

Sister Elaine was of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Ossining, N.Y., and this year she marked her 70th Jubilee.

The daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Rector Dostal, she was born in Trenton. She entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, N.Y. on Sept. 8, 1941, made her first profession June 17, 1943, and final profession Aug. 25, 1949. She earned a master’s degree in mathematics from Villanova University, Pa. She also participated in a Physics Program at The Catholic University of America in the early 1960s.

In 1965, she attended the University of Vienna Summer School in Austria, for German Studies.

Sister Elaine started out her ministry as an elementary school teacher in 1944, at St. Mary’s School in Newburgh, N.Y. She then moved to Holy Trinity School in Passaic, N.J. and then to Sacred Heart in Camden (1953-60). From there, she taught at Mt. St. Mary Academy, Newburgh; and Immaculate High School, Danbury, CT.

Besides her teaching ministry, from 1986-94 she provided religious services once a week in three Danbury, Conn., area convalescent nursing homes: Glenn Hill, Filosa, and Hancock Hall.

Sister Elaine was a finance clerk for the Dominican Sisters of Hope in Newburgh.

She is survived by niece Ann Basilla and nephews Donald O’Brien and Michael Mushak. She is predeceased by siblings Mary, Michael, Helen Barbara, Elizabeth, Susan Rose, Joseph Gabriel, and Ann.

A funeral took place on Monday, Aug. 15 at Mount St. Mary Chapel in Newburgh, N.Y., followed by burial.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dominican Sisters of Hope Development Office, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.


Father McNichol of Honolulu dies

Father Daniel W.J. McNichol, 70, a priest of the Diocese of Honolulu since 1968, who was ordained in the Camden Diocese, died July 29, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Born in Philadelphia to Joseph and Jeannette (Bucky) McNichol on March 18, 1941, Father McNichol graduated from Wildwood Catholic in 1959. After attending Mount St. Mary’s seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., he was ordained at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden on May 20, 1967, by Archbishop Celestine J. Damiano.

He served as assistant pastor at St. Raymond, Villas (June-September 1967), and Immaculate Conception, Bridgeton (September 1967- February 1968), before moving to Hawaii in 1968. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Honolulu on April 8, 1972.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, August 11 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu, where he was once rector.

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