Sunday's Mass was offered in memory of Our Lady of Vilnius' organist, Aldona, on the second anniversary of her death. Pink carnations were placed on the piano and her name circled in red ink and surrounded by hearts in the bulletin that was left next to the flowers.
I arrived on the scene one year too late to have met Aldona and three years too late to hear her play the organ in the now desolate sanctuary, but I have heard her mentioned often.
I stumbled across this picture of her on the web site of the Bronx Conservatory of Music, of which she was a founding member. Her musical resume can be read on this site.
For its size, Our Lady of Vilnius, has attracted surprising talent.