Feb. 27, 1934 – Jan. 1, 2018
Sister Mary Conrad Marie Glica, a teacher and principal in Catholic schools for more than 30 years, died on New Year’s Day in Immaculate Conception Convent, Hamburg, where she had been a resident since 2015. She was 83.
Born in North Tonawanda, one of five children, Marie Alice Glica was educated by Felician Sisters in grade school and the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in high school.
She became acquainted with the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph when she and her mother visited her older sister, Sister Emmeline, who was a member of the order. She became a postulant in 1952 and professed her final vows on July 24, 1957.
She earned a master’s degree in education from St. Bonaventure University and began her career at Holy Trinity School in Niagara Falls. She went on to teach at St. Joseph’s School in North Tonawanda, St. Vincent’s School in North Evans and Mother of Divine Grace School in Cheektowaga, plus schools in Auburn and Detroit.
Sister Conrad Marie also served as principal at Immaculata Academy in Hamburg and St. Joseph’s School in North Tonawanda, as well as schools in Bridgeport, Conn., and Trenton, N.J.
She later was a pastoral minister in Holyoke, Mass., and director of religious education at St. Peter’s Church in Lewiston. She also served for several years as a volunteer in faith formation for the State Department of Correctional Services.
She completed her ministry as a volunteer in the employee benefits office at Sisters of Charity Hospital St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed walking, crocheting, needlepoint and listening to polka music.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Conception Convent Chapel, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg.