Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SOUTHINGTON – Sister Maryanna Prigitano, 76, a member of the Religious Teachers Filippini, died on April 15 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 20 at St. Thomas Church in Southington, where Sister Maryanna ministered for the past nine years. A Mass of Christian Burial also was celebrated on April 21 at St. Lucy Chapel of Villa Walsh, the order’s motherhouse in Morristown, N.J.

Sister Maryanna was born in Meriden and entered the Religious Teachers Filippini in 1949. She received her habit in 1950 and professed her vows in 1953. She was a graduate of Villa Walsh College in Morristown.

Sister Maryanna taught at a number of schools in New Jersey and one in Maryland as well as at St. Thomas in Southington. She also was the convent superior in Paterson, N.J., and Southington.

Sister Maryanna is survived by a brother, Rocco, of Wallingford; three sisters, Margaret Besek, Theresa Santossio and Evelyn Marchetti, all of Meriden; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Josephine (Nadile) Prigitano; brothers Frank, Joseph and Anthony, and sister Rose Mastrianni.

Donations in memory of Sister Maryanna may be made to the Religious Teachers Filippini c/o Sister Betty Jean Takacs, MPH, Villa Walsh, 455 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960-4928.