Sister Josephine Mt. Carmel Pinizzotto, 93, of Marlborough


obit Sister Josephine Mt. Carmel PinizzottoMarlborough – Sister Josephine Mt. Carmel Pinizzotto died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham after a long illness. She was 93 years of age and had been a Contemplative Sister of the Good Shepherd for 75 years.

Sister Josephine was born in 1922 in New York City, the daughter of Rosario and Carmela (Dottoli) Pinizzotto. After graduation from high school, she entered the Novitiate of the Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Peekskill, N.Y. in 1940. Sister pronounced her vows of Profession in 1943 and began her life of prayer and service in the ministry of the Contemplative Sisters.

Sister Josephine generously gave of her skills and talents in the baking and distribution of altar breads, as well as in the sewing department. She served in several missions in the New York Province, namely Peekskill, N.Y., Hartford, Conn., Dix Hills, N.Y. and Marlborough. In 2012, due to failing health, she was missioned to Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham, where she continued her ministry of prayer.

Sister Josephine is survived by her sister, Sr. Benigna Consolata O’Carm of Bronx, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother, Anthony Palmieri, and her sister, Anna Mazzucca.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, June 16, from 4-8 p.m., at Good Shepherd Center, 406 Hemenway St., Marlborough, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Sister Josephine Wednesday, June 17, at 10 a.m., at Good Shepherd Center. Burial will be at Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home of Marlborough.

Expressions of sympathy in Sister Josephine Mt. Carmel’s memory may be made to the Good Shepherd Retirement Fund, 406 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA 01752.

The Sisters of the Good Shepherd were founded by St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier in Angers, France in 1835, in the United States (Louisville, Ky.) in 1843, and in Boston in 1867.

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