Month: August 2017

Sister Charlotte Maria Shinnick, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | August 26, 2017 |

We celebrate the life of Charlotte Maria Shinnick, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty-three years. Charlotte lived each one of those years deeply aware of the mission of our congregation to foster unity through love of God and neighbor without distinction. Through caring and compassionate relationships, Charlotte welcomed, nurtured and encouraged countless children and adults as loving sister to her ten siblings,  Joanie and Catherine here with us today,…

Sister Gloria Marie Portolano, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | August 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Gloria Marie Portolano, CSJ

Like all of us, Gloria was a multi-facetted person.  However, I would offer the word “devotion” as the word that weaves her life together. Gloria Portolano, and her twin, Marilyn, were born to Gaspar and Ida Portolano on June 19, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York.  They joined their big  sister, Florence and soon became known as “Flo, Mo and Glo” and lived as a close Italian family in Queens, New…

Sister Frances Therese McGlynn, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | August 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Frances Therese McGlynn, CSJ

Sister Frances Therese McGlynn was a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty-nine years. Born on Long Island in Kings Park to Lillian and Thomas, Fran attended St. Joseph’s Elementary and Kings Park High School. After entering the congregation in 1948 Fran earned a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Education from St. John’s University.She taught elementary school in St. Ambrose, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Victory, St. John the Evangelist, St.…

Sister Kathleen Sullivan, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | August 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Kathleen Sullivan, CSJ

We celebrate the life of a women of deep faith, loyalty, action, and courage, an educator, S. Kathleen Sullivan, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty-seven years. Born in Queens to Mary and Timothy, Kathleen attended St. Sebastian’s elementary school and Bryant High School. Soon after graduation, Kathleen entered our congregation and taught young children in a number of parish schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Kathleen earned a Bachelor’s degree…