In Memory

Sister Joanne Campanini, IHM

May 30, 1943 – July 8, 2003

Joanne Campanini, IHM

Sister Joanne Campanini, IHM, (formerly known as Sister M. Bernard Joseph) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at the Marian Convent, Scranton, PA.

She was born on May 5, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and America Ciavoglia Campanini. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1961, made her temporary profession of vows on June 26, 1963 and final profession of her vows on June 12, 1969.

Sister Joanne served as a a teacher at the following schools: St. John Elementary School in Pittston, PA, from 1974 to 1976; Monsignor McHugh Elementary School in Cresco, PA, from 1976 to 1980; St. Ann Elementary School in Devon, CT; and St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Clinton, MD.

Sister Joanne also served as a parish minister at Saint Mary of the Mount Parish in Mount Pocono, PA, from 1980 to 1983; nursing assistant at the Marian Convent in Scranton, PA, from 1984 to 1986; director of religious education in Tacoma Park, MD; social worker for the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY; director of migration refugee services for the Diocese of Trenton, NJ; program coordinator for the family life office for the Diocese of Norwich, CT; and most recently until this year, as the director of St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich, CT.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education, a Master of Science degree in special education, and a Master of Social Work degree, all from Marywood College.

She is survived by two aunts, Anna Blais of Reisterstown, MD, and Amelia Thibeault of LaPort, IN, and cousins.

The funeral will be Saturday, July 12 at 9:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at the Marian Convent, followed by interment at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call at the Marian Convent on Friday, July 11, between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

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