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Cheverus Dedicates Painting in Memory of Fernanda Darrow, Former Chair of World Languages Department

September 28, 2018
By Office of Communications

Family, friends, colleagues, and students gathered in the chapel to remember long-time teacher Fernanda Darrow, who passed away last September. At the ceremony, Fr. Bob Pecoraro, S.J. recalled that “Fernanda was a joy-filled person who shared her positive energy with all those who knew her. Ms. Darrow was our Spanish teacher, our World Language department chair, a driving force for our Karaoke Night and Christmas Tree Drive -- but more than anything, she was a beautiful person who radiated goodness.”

At the September 25 ceremony, the painting "Por la Gracia de Dios" was dedicated in memory of Ms. Darrow. The painting was donated by the Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood and artist Ines Barcena. The Sisters are a cloistered order who have been housed on State St. in Portland for 80 years. Next month, the two remaining Sisters will move to the motherhouse in Manchester, NH. Fr. Pecoraro expressed the gratitude of the entire Cheverus community to the Sisters and Ms. Barcena and thanked them for their presence at the ceremony. The painting has been placed just outside the chapel in Loyola Hall. Fr. Pecoraro concluded the service by saying, “May all who see it take a moment to meditate on the grace of God, and the light that God brings to our lives, just as Fernanda brought light and joy to all who knew her.”

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