MONTI, SISTER MARY CONCETTA, 94, a Sister of Mercy and a former teacher, principal, and missionary, passed away at Mount St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Born Mary Josephine Monti in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Enrico and Rosalia Monti. She entered the Sisters of Mercy on February 2, 1940 and professed her perpetual vows on August 16, 1945.
Sister Concetta graduated from St. Francis Xavier Academy in 1938. She earned a B.S. in Education from the Catholic Teachers College in Providence and continued her education at Salve Regina College (now University) in Spanish, Teacher Supervision, and Religious Studies.
She began her teaching ministry at Tyler School in Providence, where she worked for 12 years. She was later assigned to St. Matthew School, Cranston, and St. Brendan School, Riverside. Her missionary ministry began in 1957 at St. Ignatius School, Belize, where she served as Principal until 1966. Sister returned to Rhode Island to teach at Bay View after which she was assigned to teach at Mazapan School in Honduras. In 1969 she returned to Bay View as teacher and then was assigned to St. Brendan School. In 1992 she volunteered at the Genesis Center in Providence until 1996 when she began her ministry of prayer. Sister Concetta spent 54 years teaching and serving in the ministry of education.
In addition to her religious family, the Sisters of Mercy, she is survived by nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Catherine Venditti, Michael Monti, Concetta Monti, and Gaetano Monti.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 11 am in Mount St. Rita Chapel, Cumberland. Visitation will be at the Health Centre from 9:15 am to 10:50 am with a Mercy Prayer Service at 10:20 am. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mount St. Rita Health Centre, 15 Sumner Brown Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864 or to the Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864 will be deeply appreciated. www.galloglyfuneralhome.com
Reported: 01/15/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
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