Born: Madeline Alma Glenn on May 25, 1931 in Bronx, NY.
Died: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany, NY
Daughter of Robert and Alma Frohner Glenn of Bronx, NY.
Sister Alma was received into the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse on August 15, 1951, and professed her final religious vows on August 16, 1958. Sister faithfully lived the Mission of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany for more than 65 years.
Sister attended Our Lady of Solace and HolyCrossGrade Schools in Bronx, NY. She graduated from MotherCabriniHigh School in Washington Heights, NY in 1950. After graduation, Sister attended St. Elizabeth Teacher College (now part of St. Bonaventure University) in Allegany, NY, where she earned her B.S. in Education.
She began her ministry as an Educator, teaching in congregational schools in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. Sister requested to be a missionary to Jamaica and served as principal at Alvernia Prep, Kingston, JA for 31 years (1962 – 1993). Following her many years in education, Sister Alma assisted in secretarial work at St.FrancisBarryHospital in Miami Shores, Florida. She returned to St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany, NY in 1995 to assist with medical billing and care for the chapel as Sacristan. In 2010, she officially retired and happily volunteered wherever she was needed, especially in the Archives. Sister was gifted with many talents and among them were knitting and crocheting. For years, she made lap robes for patients and hats for newborn infants at Olean GeneralHospital.
Sister Alma is predeceased by her parents and brothers, Robert and John. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy R. Glenn and several nieces and nephews.
A Wake Service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 in the Chapel at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany, New York. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 in the Chapel of St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, followed by burial in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, New York.
The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc. 646 East State Street , Olean , New York .