Sister M. Gloria (Victoria) Czarniewicz, C.S.F.N., a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth for 66 years, died Aug. 20.
Born in Greenpoint, she began working as a bookkeeper in 1945 after attending St. Stanislaus Kostka School and graduating from Girls H.S. She entered religious life in 1950, and professed her final vows on Aug. 13, 1959.
Before beginning her teaching career, she assisted with payroll and accounts payable at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.
After attending Holy Family College, Philadelphia, and Catholic University, Washington, D.C., she began a 47-year teaching career.
In retirement since 1997, she worked in the finance department at Little Flower Children’s Services, Wading River, L.I. In 2005, she moved to Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent in Monroe, Conn., where she was the convent’s part-time receptionist.
She also served as local superior in Sea Cliff, L.I.; three years as treasurer of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Province, Monore; and in 1992, she was secretary for the Congregation’s 19th General Chapter in Rome.