Sister Angelina Pecoraro, was educator in Trenton schools

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.


A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 12 in St. Lucy Chapel in Villa Walsh, Morristown, for Filippini Sister Angelina Pecoraro who died April 9. She was 97.

Born and raised in Newark, Sister Angelina entered the Religious Teachers Filippini in 1937. She was invested in 1938 and made her final profession in 1941. She held a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a master of arts degree in general professional education from Seton Hall University, South Orange.

Sister Angelina served many years in education, teaching and as a principal in schools in the Archdiocese of Newark and in the Diocese of Trenton and Metuchen. In the Trenton Diocese, she taught in St. Joachim School, Trenton, from 1931 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1962. She was also principal and superior in St. James School, Trenton. In 1993, she was awarded “Teacher of the Year and in 1999, was honored by the National Catholic Educational Association for her 60 years of dedication to Catholic education. She retired to Villa Walsh in 2012 and became a resident of St. Joseph Hall the following year.

Sister Angelina is survived by a brother and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Joseph Hall, c/o, Sister Ascenza Tizzano, provincial superior, Villa Walsh, 455 Western Avenue, Morristown, N.J. 07960.

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A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 12 in St. Lucy Chapel in Villa Walsh, Morristown, for Filippini Sister Angelina Pecoraro who died April 9. She was 97.

Born and raised in Newark, Sister Angelina entered the Religious Teachers Filippini in 1937. She was invested in 1938 and made her final profession in 1941. She held a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a master of arts degree in general professional education from Seton Hall University, South Orange.

Sister Angelina served many years in education, teaching and as a principal in schools in the Archdiocese of Newark and in the Diocese of Trenton and Metuchen. In the Trenton Diocese, she taught in St. Joachim School, Trenton, from 1931 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1962. She was also principal and superior in St. James School, Trenton. In 1993, she was awarded “Teacher of the Year and in 1999, was honored by the National Catholic Educational Association for her 60 years of dedication to Catholic education. She retired to Villa Walsh in 2012 and became a resident of St. Joseph Hall the following year.

Sister Angelina is survived by a brother and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Joseph Hall, c/o, Sister Ascenza Tizzano, provincial superior, Villa Walsh, 455 Western Avenue, Morristown, N.J. 07960.

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