Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Requiescat in Pace: Germaine Wisniewski of the Grotto Staff

Germaine, in her role as Mother Teresa in a skit at Fr. Perrone's 30th Anniversary celebration.
Monday evening, as time approached for the 8:00pm Rosary at the funeral home where my mother was laid out, the director informed us that the priest would be late due to an accident in front of the parish. After the Rosary, I asked Fr. White, who had gotten there at around 8:30 to share with the many Grotto-goers at the funeral home, the sad news.
Our beloved Germaine, who has been a fixture at the parish for many decades, and rectory where she continued to work even at 84 years of age, had been struck and killed by a car in front of the rectory. It was divine providence that all three priests where right there at the parish, actually preparing to leave for the funeral home. Fr. Perrone ran to her side while Fr. John went for the oils. She was Annointed and received the Apostolic Pardon there in the street. Paramedics said there was still a heart beat, but she died a short time later.
Since I am heading back to work today, please watch the Assumption Grotto website for details of her arrangements.
Please keep Germaine in your prayers, as well as her family, the rectory staff and friends. This was a very traumatic death, especially for those close to her and those who were with her in those final moments.

PETER'S FUNERAL HOME: 8 MILE & MACK
THURSDAY - 6/25: VISITATION 5-9 PM
FRIDAY - 6/26: VISITATION 2-9, ROSARY 8:00 P.M
SATURDAY - 6/27:
IN STATE IN GROTTO CHURCH VESTIBULE
MASS AT GROTTO 10:00 A.M.A LUNCHEON FOLLOWS IN THE GYM.
INTERMENT IN GROTTO CEMETERY

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2 comments:

Stan Williams said...

Diane, Ray Long Jr. told me about the accident. There were prayers for Germaine on the Family of Faith prayer list this morning, and I decided to post a blog about it, and then found yours. Here's a link to one of my posts: http://tigershope.blogspot.com/2009/06/what-way-to-go-germaine.html
Thanks for the use (I did not ask) for the photo of a very convincing Germaine as Mother Teresa.

Peregrinus_PF said...

Arrangements have been posted:

PETER'S FUNERAL HOME: 8 MILE & MACK
THURSDAY - 6/25: VISITATION 5-9 PM
FRIDAY - 6/26: VISITATION 2-9, ROSARY 8:00 P.M
SATURDAY - 6/27: IN STATE IN GROTTO CHURCH VESTIBULE
MASS AT GROTTO 10:00 A.M.
A LUNCHEON FOLLOWS IN THE GYM.
INTERMENT IN GROTTO CEMETERY