Sister Helen Joseph Leffner, SSND, 84, died early Monday, May 10, at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago. She had suffered a stroke several months ago. In the years from 1966 to 1989, Sister Helen Joseph served the Academy of Our Lady as Spanish teacher, counselor, dean of students, director of development and principal. In “retirement,” she volunteered at Corazon a Corazon, an SSND ministry aiding Hispanic people in Chicago.

Sister Helen Joseph’s visitation will be on Friday, May 14, 2010, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Resurrection Life Center, 7370 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago, IL, and from 3:00-6:30 p.m. at Divine Savior Church, 7740 West Montrose Ave., Norridge, IL. A wake service at 6:30 p.m. will include a reflection on Sister Helen Joseph’s life. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 7 p.m. A burial service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 15.

Gifts honoring Sister Helen Joseph’s memory may be made to Corazon a Corazon, 8235 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60617