Sept. 3, 1920 – Feb. 2, 2013
Sister Lillian Schwartz, a sister of St. Francis for 74 years and a health care administrator, died Saturday in St. Mary of the Angels Health Center, Williamsville. She was 92.
Born in Buffalo, Sister Lillian entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis in Williamsville in 1938 and received the name Sister M. Eugene Joseph. Later she returned to her baptismal name.
She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She held a registered nursing license for the District of Columbia and New York State and also was licensed in New York State as a nursing home administrator.
Sister Lillian taught for five years in area Catholic elementary schools before studying nursing.
She was employed for 21 years at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston in a variety of positions, including nursing supervisor and director of nursing.
Later, she was an instructor and acting dean at Niagara University College of Nursing. For 12 years, she was administrator of St. Francis Home and Holy Family Home, both in Williamsville.
Sister Lillian also supervised nursing aides in home nursing.
More recently, she was active in the prayer ministry at St. Mary of the Angels.
Survivors include two sisters, Norma Bakert and Joan Uschold, and a brother, Eugene Schwartz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary of the Angels Convent, 201 Reist St., Williamsville.