In Memory

Sister M. Romana Capezzuto, IHM

September 14, 1904 – October 3, 1965

Sister M. Romana Capezzuto, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on October 3, 1965 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.

She was born on September 14, 1904 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and given the name Anna. She was the daughter of the late Joseph (Giuseppe) and Vincenza Bronzo Capezzuto. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1923, received the religious habit on August 15, 1923, and made profession of her vows on August 15, 1925.

Sister Romana served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Cecilia School in Exeter, PA, from 1925 to 1926 and 1929 to 1935; Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary School in New York City, NY, from 1926 to 1928; St. Thomas Regional School in Providence, RI, from 1928 to 1929; St. Paul School in Scranton, PA, from 1935 to 1937; St. Leo School in Ashley, PA, from 1937 to 1938; St. Rita Elementary School in Dundalk, MD, from 1938 to 1939; Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse, NY, from 1939 to 1942; St. John the Evangelist School in Pittston, PA, from 1942 to 1944; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Asbury Park, NJ, from 1944 to 1956; St. Dominic Elementary School in Oyster Bay, NY, from 1956 to 1957; St. Matthew Elementary School in Wilmington, DE, from 1957 to 1960; and St. Ann Elementary School in Devon, CT, from 1960 to 1964.

From 1964 until the time of her death, Sister Romana served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent in Scranton.

Interment is at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania.

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.

Archival Remembrance:

Our dear little Sister M. Romana left her mark as a hard-working, devoted teacher and she enjoyed her years of teaching to eighth grade pupils in our schools in Scranton, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She had a special propensity in detecting the retiring and slow pupil who would respond to individual help, and she worked indefatigably with these pupils. As an eighth grade teacher, she labored to bring her pupils up to grade. A large grateful group of students were better prepared to acquit themselves well in high school because of the selfless devotion of this good teacher. A host of angels, guardians of the hundreds of souls she taught, must have welcomed Sister M. Romana to her eternal rest.

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