Mary Benedict Lepovsky, SCN, 83, a native of Unity, Pa., died January 17, 2009, in Lourdes Hall at St. Louise Convent in North Hills, Pittsburgh, Pa. Sister Mary Benedict had been in religious life for 63 years.

Sister Benedict was a certified LPN in Pennsylvania and Alabama. She served in several Vincentian Health facilities in Pittsburgh and Monett, Missouri for 13 years. She also taught religion at Holy Spirit Parish, Fayette County and one year at St. Helen Parish, East Pittsburgh, Pa. Sister Benedict then served as an LPN in St. Jude Hospital and St. Jude Exceptional Children’s Center in Montgomery, Ala., Holy Ghost Mission, Marbury, Ala., and Villa de Marillac Nursing Home in Stanton Heights, Pittsburgh, Pa., for 19 years. She returned to the Motherhouse in 1983 to serve as a night nurse for the sick Sisters. She then taught religion to children in St. Thomas Parish, Clarksville, Pa., for one year and completed her active ministry at the Vincentian Day Care where she served for 2 years until her retirement in 1991. During her retirement, Sister Benedict enjoyed being a Sister visitor at the Vincentian Personal Care facility at the Vincentian Home, Pittsburgh, Pa., up until the last few years of her life.

Sister Benedict is survived by two sisters: Theresa Buratty, Breezewood, Pa., and Frances Blattner, Calif.; two brothers: Robert Lepovsky, Pittsburgh, Pa. and Albert Lepovsky, Lucinda, Pa., and many nieces and nephews.

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