Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, May 27, 2018

HAMDEN – Sister Mary Lucy Aragonese, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, died on March 10, 2011, at Sacred Heart Manor. She was 97 years old.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1913, in Dayton, Pa., a daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Sgro) Aragonese. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Nov. 16, 1930, in New Haven, professed her first vows in 1932 and professed her perpetual vows in 1937.

Sister Mary Lucy spent most of her more than 70 years of active ministry teaching in elementary schools, at St. Raphael in Bridgeport as well as in Illinois, Missouri and New York. In later years, she was a resource teacher at St. Joseph's School in New York City and taught religious education at parishes in Missouri and Higganum.

She retired in 1991 to Sacred Heart Manor, where she ministered to the clients at the Clelian Adult Day Center until her health no longer enabled her to do so. She then turned her full ministry to prayer.

Sister Mary Lucy was predeceased by her parents and her sisters, Bertha DeVito, Frances Proviano, Rita Rontondo and Nellie Sciullo. She is survived by a sister, Nancy Aragonese of Miami, Fla.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and her religious community.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 12 at the Sacred Heart Manor chapel. Burial followed in All Saints Cemetery in North Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Manor 261 Benham St., Hamden, CT 06514-2801.