September 7, 1933 - April 26, 2022
Sr. Mary Theresa Leitem, OSF Age 88, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, passed away at Vincentian Home. Loving daughter of the late George and Cecelia Leitem; sister of Fr. Leon Leitem, OFM Cap., Betty Lou Nemcek, and the late Ann Cingolani. Sister Mary Theresa entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Millvale from St. Peter Parish in Butler, PA in 1951. From 1953-1970, Sister's ministry was in food service, serving her sisters living in Pittsburgh, Puerto Rico, and Milwaukee. In 1971, her life of service met a turning point as she felt a call from God to become involved in Parish Social Service ministry. She participated in several theology classes and workshops to prepare herself for this new ministry. Her main objective was to be of service to those in need, especially in the elderly, the sick, and dying. Sister was a Parish Minister from 1971-2008. In 2001, she was awarded the Manifesting the Kingdom Award from the Diocese of Pittsburgh while serving as a Pastoral Associate at St. Stephen Parish in Hazelwood. Sister retired from Parish Ministry in 2008, and moved to the Motherhouse at Mt. Alvernia, where she was asked to be Sacristan. Once the sisters moved to The Waters of Wexford, she continued this role until 2020. Sister deeply loved this ministry. Sister had a servant's heart, always giving of herself whole heartedly as a beloved daughter of God, committed to living her vocation to the fullest to the very end. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, at St. Aiden Parish, St. Alexis Church 10090 Old Perry Hwy., Wexford, from 9:30 until the time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM. Interment at Mt. Alvernia Cemetery. Professional service trusted to D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY LTD., Lawrenceville. www.dalessandroltd.com. In lieu of flowers, please make all memorial contributions to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, 225 Greenfield Parkway, Suite 208, Liverpool, NY 13088.
Sr. Mary Theresa Leitem, OSF Age 88, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, passed away at Vincentian Home. Loving daughter of the late George and Cecelia Leitem; sister of Fr. Leon Leitem, OFM Cap., Betty Lou Nemcek, and the late Ann Cingolani. Sister... View Obituary & Service Information
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