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Sister Mary Angeline Kaczman, 93, pharmacist Dec. 27, 1917 -- Aug. 24, 2011

Sister Mary Angeline Kaczman, a licensed pharmacist and former general minister of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, died Wednesday in Colette Hilbert Care Community. She was 93.

Born Eugenia Kaczman in Westfield, Mass., she entered the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph in 1932 and professed final vows in 1941.

She began her religious vocation as a teacher at St. Stanislaus School in Baltimore.

After receiving a bachelor's degree from St. John's University College of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, she worked for 32 years as a pharmacist at St. Mary's Hospital in Brooklyn and then at St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga.

Sister Angeline was community treasurer for the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph from 1976 to 1978.

She was elected as general minister in 1978, serving in the top leadership post until 1982. She was associate general minister from 1982 to 1986.

Most recently, she served as an assistant in the general treasurer's office.

Sister Angeline moved into the Colette Hilbert Care Community in 2006.

Survivors include two sisters, Melanie Curran and Irene Yucha, and a brother, Henry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Immaculate Conception Convent chapel, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg.


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