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Sister Maria Isidore, SS.C.M. (Agnes Tomascak), 89, died on May 9, 2017, at Emmanuel Center, Danville.
She was born April 17, 1928, in New Milford, Conn., a daughter of the late Andrew and Veronica (Piskura) Tomascak.

Her elementary school education was completed in Brookfield public schools. Later she attended Saints Cyril and Methodius Commercial School in Bridgeport, Conn., and in 1947 graduated from St. Cyril Academy, Danville.
On Feb. 1, 1948, Sister entered the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius, was received as a novice on Aug. 11 of that year and made her first profession of vows on Aug. 10, 1950.
During her entire religious life, Sister Maria Isidore lived on the motherhouse complex, at the Villa, St. Methodius Convent and Maria Hall and was involved in horticulture. From 1950 until recently, she engaged in the cultivation of vegetables and flowers. Sister also cared for the fruit trees in the orchards, pruning the apple, peach, plum and pear trees in early spring and gathering the ripe fruit in the fall.

She is survived by her brothers, Andrew, of Southbury, Conn., Albert, of New Milford, Conn., Cyril, of Bradenton, Fla. and New Milford, Robert, of Port Charlotte, Fla., James, of Southbury, Conn., and Peter, of Bradenton, Fla.; sisters, Margaret DeLuca, of Boynton, Fla., Barbara Carmignani, of Danbury, Conn., Marion White, of Bristol, Conn., Cecilia Hungerford, of New Milford, Conn., and Christina Richards, of Woodbury, Conn.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Sister Maria Isidore was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, William and Methodius.

The transferal and recitation of the Rosary will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maria Hall, Danville, followed by a Wake service at 11. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. at Maria Hall with chaplain, the Rev. Gerard Heintzelman as celebrant. Burial will be in the Sisters' cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brady Funeral Home.
Please send online condolences to BradyFuneralHome.com.
Published on May 14, 2017
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