SCRANTON—Sister Barbara Nogiewich, IHM, (formerly known as Sister M. St. Barbara) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She was born on February 22, 1939, in Huntington Station, NY, and given the name Margaret Ann. She was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Burcyk Nogiewich. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 7, 1956, and made her temporary profession of vows on March 12, 1959, and her final profession of vows on March 12, 1964.
Sister Barbara served as a teacher in the following schools: St. Joseph Elementary School in Danville, PA, from 1959 to 1960 and 1962 to 1966; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Pittston, PA, from 1966 to 1974; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Clinton, MD, from 1974 to 1980; Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School in Forest Hills, NY, from 1980 to 1982; St. Raymond Elementary School in East Rockaway, NY, from 1982 to 1988; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Elementary School in, Forest Hills, NY, from 1988 to 1991; Epiphany Elementary School in Sayre, PA, from 1991 to 1994; Monsignor McHugh Elementary School in Cresco, PA, from 1994 to 1995; and St. Ambrose Elementary School in Bridgeport, CT, from 1996 to 1999.
Sister also served in child care at St. Mary’s Home in Cresson, PA, from 1960 to 1962; lovingly cared for her mother in the family home in Huntington Station, NY, from 1999 to 2012; instructor in the Educational Enrichment Institute at the IHM Center in Scranton, from 2012 to 2019; and support services at the IHM Center in Scranton, PA, from 2014 to 2019.
From 2019 until the time of her death, Sister Barbara was a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education, and a Master of Science degree in elementary education, both from Marywood College.
She is preceded in death by a brother, John.
She is survived by a sister, Barbara Ann of Huntington Station, NY; a niece and cousins. She is also survived by the members of the IHM Congregation.
Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, PA. Due to restrictions related to the coronavirus, the funeral mass and graveside service are private.
Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.