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Audrey Jean

Audrey Jean Gorak

Died peacefully May 10, 2012 at the age of 76. Audrey is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Genevieve Stachurski and her loving companion Cody, her yellow lab. She devoted 15 years to the Sisters of St. Francis, as Sister Mary Jean Bernard and although she left the Order, she continued to live a faith-filled life. She maintained a positive attitude through many challenges. Audrey was a kind and gentle person who will be fondly remembered by all who knew her including the relatives and friends she leaves behind. Special thank you to the staff at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for fulfilling Audrey’s wishes and providing compassionate care during her final days.

Visitation Wed., May 16, 2012 from 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 AM at the Marian Center Chapel, 3195 S. Superior St. Audrey’s pets were her family, if desired, memorials to Elmbrook Humane Society.

“Niech spoczywa w pokoju”

Arrangements provided by Suminski LifeStory Funeral Homes, Suminski / Weiss (414) 276-5122. Please visit where you can leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.

Past Comments

Joyce Cupertino

It was a pleasure to know Audrey as a fellow teacher at St. Veronica’s School in the early 1970s. Audrey was very dedicated to her young students and enjoyed being with them. I had the opportunity to go to her wedding. I have never seen a bride happier than Audrey on her wedding day. Since then, I have seen Audrey only a few times, but in those visits, I remember what a great sense of humor she had and how humble and sincere she was. I will miss Audrey and know she is in God’s gentle hands where she is at rest.

Sister Rose Martin, OSF (friend /principal

I was privileged to hire Audrey at St. Veronica’s and she was an outstanding teacher. Her love for the children with limitations were the meds for growth and enhancement for feeling loved.

Audrrey’s humor matched her talents, of a super nature. She lived her religious convictions and we as Franciscans always embraced her as one of us. What a party the residents of heaven had when she arrived! Her funeral mass was a true celebration and right where she belonged, among her Sisters

in the little chapel of the former St. Mary’s Academy on So.

Lake Dr. Thanks to her relatives and friends.

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