Obituaries

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus invite you to join us in remembering the following Sisters, who having completed their ministry of love on earth continue to pray for us eternally:

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  • In Memory of Sr. Marcella Polizzi, ASCJ

    Sr. Marcella Polizzi, Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, died peacefully on November 14, 2015, at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden, Connecticut. She was 91 years old and professed 70 years in religious life. Sister Marcella, the daughter of the late Vito and Rosalia Randazzo Polizzi, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 11, 1924. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on January 4, 1943, in New Haven, Connecticut. She professed her first vows in New Haven, Connecticut on August 23, 1945 and her perpetual vows on August 23, 1951, in New Haven, Connecticut.

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  • In Memory of Sr. Consilia Mantello, ASCJ

    November 9, 2015

    Sister Consilia Mantello, Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, died peacefully on November 9, 2015, at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden, Connecticut. She was 83 years old and professed 59 years in religious life. Sister Consilia, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Elizabeth Dolcimele Mantello, was born in New York, New York on October 24, 1932. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on February 11, 1954, in Hamden, Connecticut. She professed her first vows in Hamden, Connecticut on August 25, 1956 and her perpetual vows on August 25, 1960, in Hamden, Connecticut.

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  • In Memory of Sr. Ursula Bongiovanni

    May 29, 2015

    Sr. Ursula Bongiovanni, ASCJ, died peacefully at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden, CT on May 29, 2015, 6 days after her 102nd birthday. She was born in New Kensington, PA on May 23, 1913 to the late Calisto and Angela (Carpegna) Bongiovanni. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus December 29, 1947 in New Haven, Connecticut, professed first vows on August 22, 1950 and perpetual vows on August 24, 1953.

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  • In Memory of Sr. Electa LaGrutta, ASCJ

    May 18, 2015

    Sr. Electa (Josephine) LaGrutta, ASCJ, of Hamden died peacefully May 18, 2015 at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden, CT. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 5, 1925 to the late Anthony and Maria (Petrocelli) LaGrutta. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus December 31, 1940 in New Haven, professed first vows on August 24, 1943 and perpetual vows on August 23, 1949.

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  • In Memory of Sr. Marie Christofani, ASCJ

    January 16, 2015

    Sr. Marie (Angelita) Christofani, ASCJ of Hamden died peacefully January 16, 2015 at Sacred Heart Manor with her Apostle sisters by her side. She was born in New Haven April 9, 1917 to the late David and Lena Guidugli Christofani. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus August 23, 1934, New Haven. Professed first vows in New Haven August 26, 1937 and her perpetual vows in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, August 19, 1943.

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  • In Memory of Sr. Bridget Esposito, ASCJ

    July 31, 2014

    Sr. Bridget Esposito, ASCJ, died peacefully on July 31, 2014 at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden, CT. She was born in New Haven, CT on July 7, 1918, daughter of the late Gaetano and Concetta (Marino) Esposito. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus October 15, 1938 in New Haven, professed first vows on August 24, 1941 and perpetual vows on August 24, 1946.

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  • In Memory of Sr. Lorraine Bunnell, ASCJ

    July 12, 2014

    Sr. Lorraine Bunnell, ASCJ died peacefully July 12, 2014 at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden, CT. She was born in New Haven May 3, 1932, daughter of the late Emil and Charlotte Chadwick Bunnell. Sr. Lorraine entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus January 29, 1951 in New Haven, professed first vows August 24, 1953 and professed perpetual vows August 25, 1958.

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  • In Memory of Sr. Rose Marie Traficanti, ASCJ

    March 17, 2014

    Sr. Rose Marie Traficanti, ASCJ, died on Monday, March 17, 2014, at St. Raphael Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. She was 98 years old. Sister Rose Marie, the daughter of the late Michael and Raffaela Cesta Traficanti, was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on December 4, 1915. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in New Haven, Connecticut in 1933, professed her first vows in 1935, and her perpetual vows in 1941.

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  • In Memory of Sr. Ernestine Desiderio, ASCJ

    February 18, 2014

    Sr. M. Ernestine Desiderio, ASCJ died peacefully February 18, 2014 at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden. She was born in McKees Rock, PA June 18, 1918 to the late Giovanni and Rosa Tarquinio Desiderio. Sr. Ernestine entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus August 14, 1940 in New Haven, professed first vows August 24, 1943 and professed perpetual vows July 1, 1947.

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  • In Memory of Sr. Laurentine LaGrutta, ASCJ

    January 17, 2014

    Sr. Laurentine LaGrutta, ASCJ, of Hamden died January 17, 2014. Sr. Laurentine was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 22, 1923, daughter of the late Anthony and Maria Petrocelli LaGrutta. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on December 31, 1940, professed her first vows in New Haven, CT on August 24, 1943, and her perpetual vows in New Haven on August 23, 1949.

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