Sister Maria Gloria Bianchini, C.S.JB.


Sister Maria Gloria Bianchini, C.S.JB., who served at St. John Villa Academy on Staten Island for 21 years, died May 27 at Mount St. John Convent in Purchase. She was 84.

Sister Maria Gloria was at St. John Villa, 1992-2013. She was a catechetical instructor for the archdiocese while living at Mount St. John Convent, 2013-2021.

She also served in Canada, India, Italy, Philippines and Africa.

Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, she entered the Sisters of St. John the Baptist in 1959 and professed final vows in 1965.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in religious studies, both in Canada. She became a U.S. citizen in 2010.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated June 2 at Mount St. John Convent. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.