Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Sister Mary Corto, 102, a member of the Religious Teachers Filippini, died on March 20 at St. Joseph Hall of Villa Walsh.

She was born in Hartford and entered the religious community on Aug. 17, 1942. She made her religious profession on Aug. 26, 1945.

Sister Mary received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from the Catholic Teachers College in Providence, R.I. She began teaching primary grades in 1943 and taught in schools in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. She also taught in religious education programs. She continued to tutor after retiring from full-time teaching until 2003, when she retired and moved to St. Joseph Hall.

Sister Mary is survived by her sister Theresa and by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter Paul and Anna Frio; her brothers, Tom and Anthony, and a niece, Cynthia Guertin.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 22 in St. Lucy Chapel at Villa Walsh.

Donations in Sister Mary’s memory may be sent to St. Joseph Hall Infirmary, c/o Sister Betty Jean Takacs, MPF, Mother Superior, Villa Walsh, 455 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960-4928.