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SISTER MARY ADELINE BRACIAK, VETERAN TEACHER

Sister Mary Adeline Braciak, 94, a member of the Felician Sisters for 79 years, died Friday (June 29, 1990) in Villa Maria Infirmary after a long illness.

A native of Buffalo, the former Hedwig Braciak entered the Buffalo Province of Felician Sisters in 1911 and professed her final religious vows in 1920.

An educator in the Diocese of Buffalo for 54 years, Sister Mary Adeline taught the intermediate grades in several Catholic elementary schools.

She held joint positions of convent superior, school principal and teacher at Transfiguration from 1925 to 1931, Queen of Peace from 1931 to 1934, and St. Adalbert parishes from 1938 to 1941, all in Buffalo; St. Hedwig in Dunkirk from 1942 to 1948; and St. Hyacinth in Lackawanna from 1957 to 1960. She also taught at Assumption, Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, St. Casimir and St. John Kanty schools, all in Buffalo; and St. John Gualbert in Cheektowaga.

Early in her religious life, Sister Adeline taught in Newark, N.J., and Wilmington, Del. She also served as administrator and convent superior at Guardian Angel Nursery in Buffalo from 1922 to 1925.

After retiring from teaching, she served as an assistant to the superior of Villa Maria Provincial House from 1974 to 1983, when she became a patient in the Villa Maria Infirmary.

Survivors include two sisters, Gertrude Wozny of Gardenville, and Angeline Maciejewski of Buffalo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday in Villa Maria Convent Chapel, 600 Doat St. Transfer of the body from the convent to the chapel will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial will follow the Mass in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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