Sister Gloria F. Ryan, M.M.

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Sister Gloria F. Ryan, M.M., who served in the Philippines for 21 years, died May 23 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 97.

Sister Gloria served as a principal and teacher in the Philippines, 1973-1975 and 1951-1970.

She was at Maryknoll, 1975-1981, teaching adult education and serving her congregation. She also served on Long Island and Connecticut.

Born in Brooklyn, she entered Maryknoll in 1945 and professed final vows in 1951.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Maryknoll Teachers College, Ossining; and a master’s in adult education from City College of New York.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated May 28 in Annunciation Chapel at Maryknoll Sisters Center. Burial was in Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery, Ossining.