Alicia Moreja


Rest in Peace

We remember all Sacred Heart RSCJs, Alumnae/i and friends who died in 2017.

Please do not hesitate to advise AMASC to include in the list below Sacred Heart alumnae/i.
Email: amasc@amasc-sacrecoeur.org

"If we love well and much, we shall need no other preparation for death; squandering ourselves and
what we have on God and on our neighbors, that is the best way to prepare for it."
Janet Erskine Stuart, rscJ.


Reiko Kobori
Nov.20, 2018

Nous avons le regret d'apprendre la disparition de Reiko Kobori, ancienne présidente de JASH, l'association japonaise des anciennes du Sacré-Cœur et présidente de l'AMASC de 1982 à 1986.

J'avais eu le privilège de faire sa connaissance à Rye. Et je l'avais ensuite rencontrée à Malte et à Joigny en 2010.

Ma mère avait participé au Congrès de Tokyo en 1986, et je me souviens encore de son enthousiasme et sa joie à son retour du Japon, après ce Congrès extraordinaire que Reiko avait si bien su organiser !

Reiko était toujours aimable et souriante, mais d'un grand sérieux dès lors qu'il s'agissait de l'AMASC.

Avec elle, notre association mondiale a perdu aujourd'hui non pas seulement un " membre émerite", mais une grande dame, témoin d'un monde de gentillesse, de courtoisie et de disponibilité qui a malheureusement tendance à disparaître. Nous lui devons beaucoup et assurons sa famille et nos amies du Japon de toute notre sympathie et de nos prières en ces tristes circonstances.

Paola del Prete

Dear Sacred Heart Family

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Reiko Kobori AMASC President 1982-1986).

A gifted teacher who taught English Literature at the Sacred Heart University. A powerful leader who guided countless students through their lives, A pillar of strength which held together for over thirty years JASH, one of the largest alumnae associations today.

May we ask for your prayers, for Reiko and her Family at this moment of deep sorrow And for us all during this difficult time, as we struggle to come to terms with this immeasurable loss.

Together in One Heart

Esther Mariassey Kmetty
20/07/1940 – 1/09/2017

• Comparto con ustedes la triste noticia y nos unimos en oración.
• Je partage avec vous la triste nouvelle. Nous élevons nos prières pour elle et pour sa famille.
• Sharing with you the sad news, we pray for Esther and her family.
Marisa Moreno de Malcher (AMASC World President)

Tribute by Wendy Delery Hills – Representative of AMASC North America
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Esther
Mariassey Kmetty
in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, September 1, 2017.
Esther died peacefully at home after a recurrence of cancer.

Esther served AMASC and AASH for many years in Hospitality and
International Relations. Most recently she was an integral part of the
Congress in Arizona in 2014 serving as the local coordinator.

Esther was born in Budapest, Hungary on July 20, 1940.
She attended the Sophianum Sacred Heart School in Hungary as a young child
but then escaped Hungary for Austria in 1948 and then came to the
United States where her family settled in Phoenix, Arizona.
Esther’s mother Kata Mariassey was also an active alumna and they both
supported the Hungarian Alumnae in Exile.  Esther served the Arizona
Alumnae twice as president and also served as the Western Regional
Coordinator for AASH.  She attended the first AMASC Congress in
Brussels with her mother and had attended all Congresses since 1986.

Services for Esther will be held at St. Theresa Parish, 5045 East
Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ.  A vigil and Rosary on Thursday, September
7th, at 6pm.  Mass on Friday, September 8th at 10am followed by a
reception in Fr. Feeney Hall at St. Theresa's.  Esther and her husband
Geza were married in Fr. Feeney Hall when it was the parish church.

Tribute to follow















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