York Says Farewell to ‘Aunt Vera,’ World-Class Public Servant

The following is adapted from an obituary from Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo. YORK – York bid a final farewell to the public servant who traveled the world but did her best work at home. Veronica Mary Schwan, or 'Sister Mary Alena,' 89, was born Nov. 21, 1927 in Rochester William and Helen Wynhurst Schwan. She attended St. Peter and Paul Grammar School, graduating in June 1941. That fall, she entered Holy Angels Academy in Fort Lee, … [Read more...]