FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2009
STATEMENT BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON THE DEATH OF SISTER MARY PAUL JANCHILL
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sister Mary Paul Janchill, a Sister of the Good Shepherd, who had passionately worked to improve the lives of families and children in New York City. As the co-director and co-founder of the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, Sister Mary Paul inspired families as well as government officials to do more to ensure the safety and well-being of children, especially in her beloved Brooklyn.
"Sister Mary Paul was a national pioneer in advancing a family-focused approach to addressing child welfare issues in social work practice. She brought out the best in everyone and changed the face of community services in our City and across the country. As her family and friends and the community of the Sisters of Good Shepherd gather to celebrate her life and mourn her passing, I extend my deepest sympathies to them. I ask all New Yorkers to keep Sister Mary Paul and her extended family in their thoughts and prayers. We will miss her dearly."
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958