MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Filippini Sister Concetta Latina, 89, passed away on July 24, 2015, at St. Joseph Hall at Villa Walsh.
Sister Concetta is survived by her brother, Pasquale Latina of Hartford. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph Latina and Paolina (Alasso) Latina, and brother Mario.
Sister Concetta was born and raised in Hartford. She entered the Religious Teachers Filippini in 1944, and made her religious profession in 1948.
Sister Concetta taught the intermediate grades at St. Anthony School in Bristol and at schools in New Jersey and New York City.
Sister Concetta also was a counselor for the Catholic Welfare Bureau in Trenton, N.J., for 22 years and continued to offer private counseling services to women until her illness prevented it in 2010. In 1951-52, Sister Concetta served in Rome. After 1970, she represented the Province of St. Lucy as both a provincial and general chapter delegate.
In 1990, Sister Concetta was appointed to the Synod Commission in the Trenton Diocese. She was a member of the advisory board of the Center for Religious at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville, N.J.; and of the Peace of Mind Project, a nonprofit corporation meant to address the needs of the mentally ill.
Sister Concetta was an active member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Association of Social Workers, the Academy of Pastoral Counselors, the Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy and the Jesuit Association of Spiritual Directors.