Sister M. Alacoque Skoney died at Rosary Care Center on Friday, July 15, 2016. The daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Skoney came to Sylvania, Ohio to become a Sister of St. Francis from Hamtramck, Michigan in 1948. Sister spent 65 years in religious life where she taught in elementary schools in Cincinnati, Rossford and Toledo, Ohio; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Detroit and Garden City, Michigan for a total of 23 years. Sister Alacoque also spent many years doing catechetical work in parishes, working in the business office at the Motherhouse, and assisting with pastoral care at Holy Cross Hospital in Detroit. Sister also cared for her ailing Mother and brother priest at their home. Her final years in ministry were spent visiting and praying with the residents at Rosary Care Center where she herself lived.
Sister Alacoque will be remembered for her many acts of kindness which she did in such a sweet, loving and caring way. She was always one to offer a kind word, a loving gesture, a sweet smile to those she came in contact with throughout the day. She often spoke with the nurses and aides and encouraged them to do their best as they cared for the residents at Rosary Care Center. Her favorite quotation and one she lived by from Father Thaddeus Horgan is, “Through prayer, life becomes God-centered and faith-filled with the Good News of Jesus Christ.” This gracious woman will be missed by her Sisters in community, her last surviving sibling, Dr. Dan Skoney, other family and friends and especially the staff at Rosary Care Center.
Services were held Tuesday, July 20, 2016.