Sister Maria Cecilia Emanuelli

Posted by Spalding Hurst

August 30, 2019

Maria Cecilia Emanuelli, SCN, 93, a native of Dyersville, Tennessee, died on August 29, 2019, at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 74 years.

Her early ministries were in education. Sister Maria Cecilia taught in Kentucky at Most Blessed Sacrament and St. Cecilia, Louisville; St. Catherine Academy, Lexington; and St. Stephen’s Cathedral School, Owensboro. In Tennessee, she ministered at Sacred Heart School and Holy Names in Memphis. In Ohio, Sister Maria Cecilia taught at St. Mary’s Grade School, Martin’s Ferry; St. Bernard School, Corning; and St. Joseph, Bridgeport.

Sister Maria Cecilia was also in ministry at St. Peter’s Orphanage in Memphis, and later at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she served as a bookkeeper, receptionist, and the Lifeline Service Coordinator. She taught literacy classes for five years.

Her years at the Motherhouse, Nazareth, Kentucky, were spent volunteering as a driver for other Sisters, delivering campus mail, and in the Apostolate of Prayer.

Sister Maria Cecilia is survived by her sister, Frances Webb, and by her religious community.

Her Visitation and Prayer Service was Tuesday, September 3 at 1:30 p.m. at Nazareth Home Chapel, Louisville, Kentucky. Sister Maria Cecilia’s Wake was at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 3 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, Kentucky.

The Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, September 4 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, Kentucky followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

 

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