Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Thursday, February 22, 2018

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Sister Rose Schimizzi, a member of Religious Teachers Filippini, died on the feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2015, at St. Joseph Hall, Villa Walsh, Morristown, at age 92.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 23 at the St. Lucy Chapel at Villa Walsh. Interment was in Ave Maria Cemetery.

Predominantly a middle school teacher, Sister Rose taught at St. Anthony School in Bristol, as well as at schools in Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. She also was a principal and superior at several schools in New Jersey.

Sister Rose was born and raised in Watkins Glen, N.Y. She entered the Religious Teachers Filippini in 1940, and made her religious profession in 1944. Sister Rose was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from St. John’s University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Master of Arts degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.

Sister Rose retired at Villa Walsh in 2007 and moved to St. Joseph Hall Infirmary in 2011.

Sister Rose was predeceased by her parents, Francis Schimizzi and Frances Calabria; brothers Dominic Schimizzi and Father Pasquale Schimizzi; and sisters Pauline Henderson, Elizabeth Sabatini, and Josephine Schimizzi of Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Filippini Sister Mary Schimizzi.

She is survived by a sister, Filippini Sister Catherine Schimizzi, of Villa Walsh, and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.