Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Sister Serafina D’Alessio, 96, a member of Religious Teachers Filippini, passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, 2015, at St. Joseph Hall at Villa Walsh.

Sister Serafina was born and raised in Jersey City, N.J. She entered the Religious Teachers Filippini in 1932 and made her religious profession in 1938.

Sister Serafina taught at St. Anthony School in Bristol as well as at middle schools in New Jersey and New York City. She also taught history at several New Jersey high schools. She also taught at Walsh College from 1969-71 and, while there, she founded Colonial Coach, a free transportation service for Morristown residents that still exists. She entered St. Joseph Hall Infirmary in 2005.

From 1964-69, and 1971-78, Sister Serafina worked for the Apostolic Delegation to the Vatican in Washington, D.C.

She is survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Donations in her memory may be sent to St. Joseph Hall, c/o Sr. Ascenza Tizzano, MPF, Provincial Superior, Villa Walsh, 455 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960.