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Sister Jane Petrunyak H.M.
February 21, 1933 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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VILLA MARIA - Sister Jane Petrunyak, H.M., formerly Sr. Mary Simon, 90, died February 4, 2024 at Villa Maria Community Center.
Originally from Patton, PA, she graduated from Patton High School in 1951 and entered the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in 1957 from St. George Church. She professed her perpetual vows in 1964.
The youngest of the nine children of Joseph and Mary (Churella) Petrunyak, she had a natural affinity for numbers which she applied as the school treasurer at Lourdes Academy, Cleveland for eight years and then at Magnificat High School, Rocky River for 13 years. She provided clerical services at the former St. Joseph Hospital, Lorain followed by her return to Magnificat High School as a member of the office staff there for another ten years. At Villa Maria Community Center she was involved as office staff and a volunteer in various capacities over 18 years. Sr. Jane quietly served in the ministry of prayer until her death.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Churella) Petrunyak and sister of the late Marie Fejes, Dorothy Synk and John, Joseph, Albert, Leo and Emery Petrunyak, she is survived by her brother Fred Petrunyak and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews, and her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation with whom she shared her life for 67 years.
Funeral Friday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 AM at Villa Maria Chapel, Villa Maria PA. Rite of Return and viewing at Villa Maria Chapel beginning at 9:45 AM prior to the funeral Mass. The funeral will be livestreamed. Prayer of Remembrance celebrating the life of Sr. Jane Petrunyak is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm [via ZOOM].
Instructions for obtaining the zoom links will be on the website of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Development Office, PO Box 534, Villa Maria PA 16155. Arrangements by McCauley Funeral Home.