Sr. Alessandra Kubasta, OP, dies Print
Religious obituaries
Tuesday, May. 23, 2017 -- 11:35 AM

SINSINAWA — Sr. Alessandra Kubasta, OP, died May 18, 2017, at St. Dominic Villa. The funeral Mass was held at the Sinsinawa Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, May 24, 2017, followed by burial of the cremains in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Alessandra made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 7, 1941, and her final profession Aug. 7, 1944. She earned a BS in education from Edgewood College, Madison, in 1948 and an MS in education from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Ill., in 1974. She was an elementary teacher for 26 years, principal for 12 years, and postmaster at the U.S. post office at Sinsinawa for 11 years.

Sister Alessandra served the Sinsinawa Dominican congregation in various ministries for 14 years and was an avid gardener. She served in Illinois, Wisconsin, California and New York. In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Alessandra served as postmaster at the U.S. post office at Sinsinawa, 1981-1992, and promoted interest in stamp collecting. She ministered at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, as a gardener, 1981-2009; driver, 1992-1993 and 1998-2000; director of study, 1993-1996; and director of transportation, 1995-1998.

Sister Alessandra was born July 10, 1921, in Oshkosh, the daughter of John and Mary (Matschi) Kubasta. Her parents and three sisters, an infant, Margaret Randall, and Natalie Mattioli, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Jacqueline Knutowski and Elaine Statz; a brother, Gene Kubasta; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 75 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 CR Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on "Donate Now." Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Alessandra are available online at Click on the “on demand” tab.