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Sr Mary Romanus Saleeba

Sr Mary Romanus Saleeba

Birth
Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 6 Nov 2012
Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 100370251 · View Source
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SISTER MARY ROMANUS SALEEBA, 96, a Sister of Mercy and an accomplished seamstress and dedicated sacristan, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Mount St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland.

Born in Littleton, NH, she was the daughter of the late Alban and Mary (Romanus) Saleeba and was baptized Josephine. She entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1942 and professed her perpetual vows on August 16, 1948.

Sister's first ministry was at Mount St. Rita Novitiate where she had the daunting but rewarding task of teaching sewing to the novices. From there she was transferred to St. Aloysius Home in Greenville where she worked with young children from 1956-1968. During this time, she also served as a Group Supervisor. Sister returned to Mount St. Rita Convent as sacristan. In this work, she also devoted much time to overseeing and beautifying the Shrine that is part of the Sisters of Mercy property in Cumberland. At the same time, she managed the Gift Shop at the Health Centre. Sales of her considerable craft and art work at the Gift Shop benefited the care of the elderly sisters. She continued this ministry until her retirement in 2006.

In addition to her religious community, the Sisters of Mercy, Sister Romanus leaves a sister, Marion DeFontes (Robert), of Seekonk and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Margaret, Joseph, Eva Powers, Amelia Andre, William, Raymond, Wallace, Catherine Queija, and Lillian Humphrey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 9, 2012, at 11 am in Mount St. Rita Chapel, Cumberland. Visitation will be at the Health Centre from 9 am to 10:50 am with a Mercy Prayer Service at 10:20 am. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Mount St. Rita Health Centre, 15 Sumner Brown Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864 or Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864 will be deeply appreciated.
Information and condolences, visit: www.galloglyfuneralhome.com


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  • Created by: SCVet
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100370251
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sr Mary Romanus Saleeba (unknown–6 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100370251, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by SCVet (contributor 47208046) .