Sister Ann Marie Striegl, GNSH, who spent more than 40 years in the Diocese of Buffalo, died March 25, 2019, at the age of 84. She was formerly known as Sister John Bosco.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Wyborski Striegl, was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Buffalo. She attended St. Gerard School, Buffalo, and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Amherst. She received a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from D'Youville College in 1957, then entered the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart that same year.
Her service as a certified and licensed social worker spanned more than 40 years at Catholic Charities in the Dioceses of Buffalo (1975-2015) and Ogdensburg (1973-75). She previously spent 10 years in the field of education at St. Mary's in Potsdam and Holy Angels School in Buffalo; Christ the King in Atlanta, and Grey Nun Academy in Yardley, Pa.
In 1983, she was named Religious Educator of the Year. She received the Pro Vita Award from Bishop Edward U. Kmiec in 2010. Sister Ann Marie was a frequent contributor to the Buffalo News, authoring several articles for the "My View Column" on a variety of topics. She also had an article published in Sisters Today, "Remembering - During My Annual Retreat."
She is survived by her sister Margaret Piniewski. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother John.
A funeral Mass took place at the Redeemer Sisters' Chapel in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Burial followed at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Pa.