Sister Genevieve Glennon, CSJ
Sister Genevieve Glennon (Sister Robert Joseph), CSJ, 90, died Thursday, December 7, 2006, in St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. Sister Genevieve had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 70 years.
Sister Genevieve was born November 16, 1916, in Schenectady, NY, daughter of the late Robert and Theresa Greulich Glennon. She graduated from St. Columba’s School in Schenectady, attended The College of Saint Rose, and entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1937. Subsequently, Sister Genevieve completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Saint Rose and pursued graduate studies at ChaminadeCollege, the University of Hawaii and MarquetteUniversity. For several years, Sister Genevieve taught science and math in schools in the Syracuse and Albany Dioceses, in Hawaii, and at The College of Saint Rose. For the last 32 years of her religious life, Sister Genevieve ministered in social services and rural outreach in the Binghamton and Cincinnatus areas. When she retired to St. Joseph’s Provincial House in 2002, Sister Genevieve served as a library aide, a gardener and a participant in the prayer-shawl ministry.
Sister Genevieve was a dedicated teacher of science and math who fostered and practiced the religious imperative to respect Earth and to protect the intrinsic value of God’s creation. A voracious reader, she exemplified the integration of the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of life. As a member of Carondelet Weavers, Sister Genevieve reached her goal of creating 90 prayer shawls by her 90th birthday, thus bringing prayer, comfort and solace to many individuals and families in need of healing.
Sister Genevieve is survived by her dear nephew, James Glennon, his wife, Cheryl, and his family of Munds Park, AZ; her faithful friend, Margaret Hanson of Binghamton; and the Sisters of St. Joseph. She was predeceased by her beloved brother, Robert, and by many friends in the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Sister Genevieve’s funeral Liturgy was held Monday, December 11, from the chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of VirginsCemetery on the Provincial House grounds.
Contributions in Sister Genevieve’s memory may be made to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY12110.