Sister Joan Glowacki, S.C.

Sister Joan

Sister Joan Glowacki, S.C., (Sister Maria Seton), a native of Maspeth, and a member of the Sisters of Charity of New York for 71 years, died April 3, at Kittay House in the Bronx. She was 89.

She attended Holy Family School, the Bronx, and Cathedral H.S., Manhattan, before entering the Sisters of Charity. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Mount St. Vincent.

In the Diocese of Brooklyn, she taught seventh grade at St. Monica, Jamaica, 1964–67; and fourth grade, 1971-74, and sixth grade, 1977-79, at Our Lady of the Angelus, Rego Park.

After almost 30 years of teaching, she worked as a school secretary, a clerical and library assistant at St. Joseph’s School, Yonkers; receptionist at Mount St. Vincent Convent for three years; and then worked as a volunteer at Yonkers General Hospital.

In 1998, she retired to the ministry of prayer, service and mission.