Sr. M. Arlene passed away on September 19 at Our Lady of Angels Convent, Mishawaka.
She was born in Hammond to the late Edward Gonsiorowski and the late Ann Gonsiorowski Bielasko.
Sr. Arlene entered the convent in 1955, shortly after graduating from George Rogers Clark High School. Sr. Arlene marked 62 years as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, including 39 years in the education apostolate and 12 years in parish ministry.
Survivors include two brothers, Dan (Carol) Gonsiorowski of Griffith and Jack (Carole) Granger of Kokomo, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Sister was preceded in death by her sister, Rita Ciesco.
Funeral Mass is 11 am Tuesday, September 25, at St. Francis Convent with burial at St. Francis Cemetery.
Visitation is 5 – 7 pm Monday at St. Francis Convent.
Arrangements are by Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, Mishawaka.