Mary Vera Bartley, SCN, age 97, died at the Vincentian Home on June 6, 2011. She was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. (The Vincentian Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 2008). Sister entered the convent in 1927 from St. Dominic Parish, Donora, Pa. She joyfully served God and the Church for 84 years as a teacher, principal, and CCD instructor in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Johnstown-Altoona, and Youngstown, Ohio. She served in the business office of the Pittsburgh Motherhouse for 29 years and in succeeding years was part of the prayer ministry. Sister Mary Vera received a BEd degree from Duquesne University.
Sister Mary Vera was predeceased by her mother, Veronica (Sikora) and father, Peter, by sisters Mary, Ann, Margaret, Dorothy and brothers Paul, John, Vern, Tony, Joseph and Francis.
Sister Mary Vera is survived by sisters-in-law, Ann Bartley of Denver, Colo., and Rita Bartley of Belle Vernon, Pa., by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and all her sisters of the SCN Congregation.