Arlene Semesky Obituary, Death – Sister Arlene Semesky, a 79-year-old member of the Sisters of Mercy, tragically lost her life in a car accident that occurred in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She was residing at St. Rita’s in Webster, as part of her religious duties. The accident took place on Sunday morning at around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Gay and East Lake roads in North East Township, which is situated close to the New York state border.
The tragic accident has deeply affected the Sisters of Mercy community and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, where Sister Arlene served as a member. As news of the incident spread, many mourned her loss and prayed for the recovery of the injured sisters. The Sisters of Mercy are well-known for their dedication to service and compassion, and Sister Arlene’s passing is a significant loss for her community and all those she touched during her life of service. As investigations into the cause of the accident continue, the community seeks to support the injured sisters and the families and friends of those involved, as they cope with the sudden loss and the aftermath of the tragic event.
Sister Arlene and three other Sisters of Mercy were traveling in an SUV when it stopped at the intersection. However, for reasons not yet specified, the vehicle continued through the intersection, resulting in a collision with a pickup truck. In addition to Sister Arlene’s passing, three other sisters were injured in the accident. The driver of the SUV, Joanne Deck, 75, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital. She was reported to be in critical condition. The two other sisters who were in the vehicle also sustained injuries but were fortunate to have non-life-threatening conditions.