Sister Cornelia McGuane
unknown - November 12, 2011
Sister Cornelia Ann McGuane went home to God Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Jolenta Convent. She was born in Waterloo to Cornelius and Annabell Haffner McGuane. She was a Sister of St. Francis for 64 years. Sr. Cornelia graduated from Elizabeth School of Nursing in Utica, and received a bachelor and master degree in nursing from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
Her years of ministry were spent at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse and at Elizabeth’s in Utica. She was nursing supervisor at both hospitals for almost 50 years. Sister also held the position of coordinator of employee services at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Sister will always be remembered for her many years of devoted service to her community and in the hearts of those who knew and loved her as a loyal, caring, compassionate, generous sister who endeared herself to those whom she met.
Sister was predeceased by a brother William and is survived by two sisters Patricia Gochenaur, Kathryn Eno, several nieces, nephews and the Sisters of St. Francis.
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at St. Anthony Convent Chapel, with visitation preceeding the mass from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the chapel. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery. Contributions may be made tot he Sisters of St. Francis Developmental Office, 1118 Court Street, Suite # 32, Syracuse, N.Y. 13208.