Sister Gloria DeCotis, CSJ (Sister Joseph Anthony), 93, died Dec. 22 at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 74 years.

Sister Gloria was born in Troy on June 5, 1927, daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Carchia DeCotis. After graduating from Catholic Central High School, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Troy on March 19, 1946, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1951.

Sister Gloria received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from The College of Saint Rose and a master’s degree in home economics education from SUNY at Plattsburgh. For 23 years, she taught elementary grades and home economics and math in secondary schools in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses. In 1971, she began serving in social ministry and neighborhood outreach ministry in Syracuse at St. John the Evangelist Parish, the Northeast Hawley Development Center and St. Vincent de Paul Parish. In 2012, Sister Gloria retired to St. Joseph’s Provincial House where she volunteered in the Carondelet Hospitality Center, greeting guests with warmth and acceptance.

 Sister Gloria is survived by her sister-in-law, Shirley DeCotis; several nieces and nephews and their families; many friends; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. In addition to her parents, Sister Gloria was predeceased by her brothers, John (her twin) and Frank DeCotis; and her sisters, Louise DeCotis, Mary DeCotis, Molly Burnside and Rose Smith.

Due to the continued health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public funeral services for Sister Gloria at this time. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date.