Sister M. Alphius Dulcey, 91, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, died Monday, July 21, 2008, at Mercy Center, Dallas.
The former Helen Dulcey was born March 17, 1917, in Hazleton, a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Fedorko Dulcey. She was a 1934 graduate of St. Gabriel High School, Hazleton. She received a bachelor of arts degree in math from College Misericordia and a master of science degree in math from Fordham University in 1952. She was certified in both math and English. Sister Alphius entered the Sisters of Mercy in Dallas in 1934 and professed her vows in March 1937. She ministered as an elementary and secondary teacher in the dioceses of Scranton, Harrisburg and Brooklyn for 36 years. Sister Alphius served as Director of Sisters in Formation from 1954 to 1970, and during that time she was a part-time faculty member at College Misericordia. She later served as a full-time faculty member for nine years at College Misericordia. Sr. Alphius retired to the prayer ministry, and in 1995, she moved to Mercy Center, where she resided until the time of her death.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John; sisters, Josephine Crilley, Mary Pavlick and Margaret Dintaman.
Surviving are her brother, Charles, Moscow; sisters, Anna Dulcey, Hazleton; Joan Adomshick, Trafford, Pa.; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and the Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community.
Transferal to Mercy Center will be Friday, July 25, 2008, at 2 p.m. followed by a wake service. The viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Mercy Center. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Retirement Fund, Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community, P.O. Box 369, Dallas, PA 18612. Arrangements are by E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.