Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Saturday, April 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Sister Mary Fattorusso, a member of the Religious Teachers Filippini, passed away on Nov. 9, 2014, at Morristown Medical Center. She was 93.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 14 at the St. Lucy Chapel, Villa Walsh, Morristown. Interment was at Ave Maria Cemetery.

Born in Newark, N.J., Sister Mary entered the Religious Teachers Filippini in 1935. She received the habit in 1937, and made her religious profession in 1940.

Sister Mary was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Seton Hall University.

For many years, Sister Mary mainly taught junior high in New Jersey and Connecticut schools, including Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Meriden, St. Patrick-St. Anthony in Hartford, St. Anthony in Bristol and St. Sebastian in Middletown. Sister Mary was pastoral minister at several parishes in Rhode Island and Connecticut. She also served as the superior of her community in Bristol, R.I.

She retired at Villa Walsh in 2007 and resided at St. Joseph Hall Infirmary.

Sister Mary is the daughter of the late Louis Fattorusso and Assunta (Toscano) Fattorusso. She was predeceased by her brothers John, James and Al Fattorusso, and sister Mildred Fattorusso. She is survived by her sister Irene Ferrara of Berkeley Heights and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Donations in memory of Sister Mary Fattorusso may be mailed to St. Joseph Hall, c/o Sister Ascenza Tizzano, MPF, Provincial Superior, Villa Walsh, 455 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960.