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Sister Mary Marcilia, teacher, registered nurse

July 1, 1919 – Oct. 27, 2013

Sister Mary Marcilia, a Felician Sister for 75 years and a longtime nurse, died Sunday in Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, Buffalo. She was 94.

A Buffalo native, the former Anne Slomka was a member of Assumption Parish, Buffalo, and entered the Buffalo Province of the Felician Sisters on July 8, 1938, professing her perpetual vows Aug. 12, 1946.

She graduated from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy, Buffalo, was a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing, Niagara Falls, and was a state-licensed registered nurse. She also earned a geriatric nursing certificate from the University at Buffalo.

Before becoming a nurse, Sister Marcilia taught second grade at St. Hyacinth School, Dunkirk, and also taught in Guardian Angel Day Care Center for two years.

For 41 years, she was a staff nurse at Villa Maria Infirmary, Buffalo, where she was a director for a year and a nurse practitioner for 13 years. Sister Marcilia also served as a nurse for Assumption Villa, Ponca City, Okla., and at St. Rita’s Home for Children, Getzville.

In 1993, she became a part-time nurse and served as an aide in the infirmary dining room.

In 2007, she became a patient in Villa Maria Infirmary, then known as the Felician Sisters Health and Wellness Center in Buffalo. In her six years as a patient, she was known for helping others.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Convent Chapel, 600 Doat St., Buffalo.

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