Omaha native taught in archdiocesan schools
November 10, 2020
Franciscan Sister Charlene (Rosemary) Stuczynski, who spent a part of her 73 years of religious life teaching in Nebraska schools, including in the Omaha archdiocese, died Oct. 30 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was 90.
A funeral Mass was held Nov. 5 at St. Francis of Assisi Church with burial in Mount St. Francis Cemetery, both in Colorado Springs.
Sister Charlene was born in Omaha. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in 1947, and professed first vows in 1947 and final vows in 1954.
During a 51-year teaching career, she served at Catholic schools in New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado, as well as in Nebraska, including several in the Omaha archdiocese: the former St. Joseph in Platte Center from 1953 to 1954; the former St. Stanislaus in Duncan from 1956 to 1957; St. Francis in Humphrey from 1970 to 1971; and the former St. Stanislaus in Omaha from 1971 to 1974.
In 1978, Sister Charlene moved to St. Bonaventure School in Columbus, where she taught and served as principal until 1983. From 1983 to 1984, she taught at St. Anthony School in Columbus.
From 1984 to 1992, she taught at the former Immaculate Conception School in Omaha. She returned to Humphrey in 1992 to teach at St. Francis School, where she completed her teaching career in 1999.
Sister Charlene continued serving in pastoral ministries in Columbus and Omaha parishes until her retirement in 2010.
She was preceded in death by parents, Karl and Mary (Nowaczyk) Stuczynski, and seven siblings. She is survived by a brother, Joseph.