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Sister Martha Anne Bisantz, G.N.S.H.

Sister Martha Anne Bisantz, G.N.S.H.

Female 1942 - 2007  (64 years)

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  • Name Martha Anne Bisantz  [1
    Prefix Sister 
    Suffix G.N.S.H. 
    Relationshipwith Thomas Clark
    Born 15 Sep 1942  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Obituary Here is her obituary; it was apparently never published, which seemed silly considering the several hundred people at her funeral.

    March 14, 2007
    Obituary for Sister Martha Bisantz, GNSH

    Sister Martha Bisantz, GNSH, formerly Sister Martha Anne, (64), died of complications from ovarian cancer on March 13, 2007, at Hospice Buffalo, in the 47th year of her Religious Life. Prior to moving into full time social work, she taught in elementary schools in Atlanta, GA, Kodiak, AK, Lowell, MA, Jackson Heights and Corona, NY. She has ministered to needy families and youth in the Buffalo area for 33 years, 30 of them through service at Father Baker's. In 1974, she realized her dream to serve young people as Outreach Worker Supervisor with the Buffalo Youth Board. From September 1975 - May 1976 she worked with Child and Family Services in Buffalo, and then returned to the Buffalo Division of Youth. She joined the staff as a case worker at Baker Hall in December of 1977 and was appointed Director of Day Services in 1979. Two years later she was made Director of the Foster Family Boarding Home Program at Baker Hall which position she held until 1995. Until the time of her death she continued at Baker Victory Services in the role of Certified Social Worker carrying on the mission of St. Marguerite D'Youville to reach out to those in need.

    Born and raised in Buffalo, this graduate of Holy Angels School and Holy Angels Academy entered the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart on September 8, 1960. She earned a BA in Sociology from D'Youville College and earned her MSW at State University of New York at Buffalo. In 1978, she was licensed as a Certified Social Worker with the New York State Education Department.

    In addition to her Religious Community, Sister Martha is survived by her sisters and brothers: J. Patricia (Anthony) Caldiero (Buffalo), John W. (Judith) Bisantz (Kenmore), Mary E. Bisantz (Raleigh, NC) and Anthony E. (Charlotte) Bisantz (Rodanthe, NC).

    The viewing is Friday, March 16, 2007, 3 P.M.-7 P.M., at the James W. Cannan Funeral Home, 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Orchard Park. The Liturgy of Christian Burial is 11:15 Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the Church of St. John Vianney, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, NY. Funeral arrangements by James W. Cannan Funeral Home , 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Orchard Park, NY.

    Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 1750 Quarry Rd., Yardley, PA 19067-3998 or Baker Victory Services Foster Care Department, c/o J. O'Mara, 790 Ridge Rd. Lackawanna, NY 14218. 
    Occupation Grey Nun and social worker, in Buffalo. 
    Religion Catholic 
    Died 13 Mar 2007  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • She died at 5:30 am, in her sleep.
    Buried 17 Mar 2007  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Notes 
    • In 2002 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and in May of 2003 at Derrick and Elizabeth’s wedding she was just growing hair back. As of Spring 2004 she was in full remission. Spring of 2007 saw setbacks, however, as the cancer metastasized.
    Person ID I718  BisantzCaldiero
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2018 

    Father Ancestors Eugene Anthony Bisantz
              b. 24 Oct 1907, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Apr 1993, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Anna Elizabeth Jordan
              b. 1 Feb 1909, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 May 2001, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F9    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Sep 1942 - Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Mar 2007 - Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Mar 2007 - Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S21] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc..