Betty Fracchia, SCN, 78, (formerly Sister Joseph Paul) was born in Memphis, TN. She died Nov. 17, 2019, in Memphis. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 57 years.

Sister Betty’s first ministries were in elementary education. She taught at St. Anne School in Readville, MA; St. Rita School in Alexandria, LA; and St. Elizabeth School in Clarksdale, MS, where she also served as principal. Sister Betty also served in parish and pastoral ministry at St. John Parish in Oxford, Mississippi.

Beginning in 1997, Sister Betty served at St. Peter Home for Children in a variety of positions, including as an educational coordinator, in social services, and as director.

Sister Betty is survived by her extended family and by her religious community.

Visitation and Prayer Service will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Canale Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Louis Church Memphis, TN. Burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Canale Funeral Home 2700 Union Ave Extended, Memphis, TN, 38112. Memorials may be sent to the SCN Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY, 40048.