My father, John Cuprisin, is the third from the right in the back row.
At the left, is Rev. Eugene Bereczky, the pastor of St. Mary's up until the early 1960s. At the right is Paul Kabaczi, the parish's veteran cantor, who served into the 1970s.
Formed by Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants in 1903, St. Mary's closed in 1996, along with St. Mary's, in Joliet. Both parishes merged into the new Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church, in Homer Glen.
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