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Sis­ter M. An­gel­ica Bove Joyce E. Fisher Don­ald C. Klinger­man Heinz Pohlmann Krista White

Nov. 11, 2017

Sis­ter M. An­gel­ica Bove, a mem­ber of the Daugh­ters of Our Lady of Mercy, Villa Ros­sello, New­field, N. J ., went to her eter­nal rest on Satur­day at Mis­eri­cor­dia Nurs­ing and Re ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter, York.

Sis­ter An­gel­ica( Glo­ria Rita Bove), born July 14, 1930, in Ha­zle­ton, was the daugh­ter of the late John and Mil­dred ( Ly ate) Bove. She en­tered the Congregation of the Daugh­ters of Our Lady of Mercy in York on Aug. 15, 1947, and pro­fessed her vows on March 8, 1949.

Sis­ter ear ned a bach­e­lor of sci­ence de­gree from Col­lege Mis­eri­cor­dia, Dal­las, and pur­sued fur­ther stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Scran­ton and Mary wood Col­lege in Scran­ton, and at Ford­ham Univer­sity.

As an ed­u­ca­tor, Sis­ter An­gel­ica taught in el­e­men­tary schools ad­min­is­tered by the re­li­gious order in Mil­ford, Mass.; Mil­lville and Vineland, N.J.; and Steel­ton, Hers hey, Old Forge and Haz let on. She served as school prin­ci­pal at St. Mary’s, Old Forge, and as prin­ci­pal at Mon­signor Molino El­e­men­tary School (pre­vi­ously Most Pre­cious Blood) in Ha­zle­ton. While serv­ing as prin­ci­pal at Mon­signor Molino, she was ap­pointed by Scran­ton dioce­san of­fi­cials to serve as as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent of parochial schools in the Ha­zle­ton area (19901992). On the high school level, Sis­ter An­gel­ica taught and served as sec­re­tary at the order’s Our Lady of Mercy Academy, New­field, N.J.

In ad­di­tion to teach­ing, Sis­ter An­gel­ica also served her re­li­gious com­mu­nity in many roles of ser­vice. From 1978 to 1983 she served as provin­cial su­pe­rior of the order in New­field, N.J. Prior to that she served as di­rec­tress of novices, and also, for six years, as an ex­tern mem­ber of the order’s Gen­eral Coun­cil seated in Savona, Italy.

Hav­ing com­pleted her min­istry in ed­u­ca­tion, Sis­ter An­gel­ica then served as par­ish min­is­ter and co­or­di­na­tor of Most Pre­cious Blood Par­ish Out­reach Pro­gram for a num­ber of years be­fore be­ing as­signed to Mercy Res­i­dence, York, as su­pe­rior in 2005. Over­taken by ill­ness, she spent her last two years as a res­i­dent of Mis­eri­cor­dia Nurs­ing Cen­ter, York, which is owned by her re­li­gious order.

Sis­ter An­gel­ica was noted for her com­pe­tency and ded­i­ca­tion in what­ever area of min­istry she served. She will be missed for her gra­cious and joy­ful spirit, her char­ity to all and for her un­tir­ing ser­vice to her re­li­gious com­mu­nity.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she was pre­de­ceased by her brother, Robert Bove, Pardeesville.

Sur­viv­ing, in ad­di­tion to her re­li­gious com­mu­nity, are her sis­ter, Grace Mey­ers, Lan­caster, Ohio; her sis­ter-in­law, Joan Bove, Pardeesville; a niece, neph­ews, great-nieces and great-neph­ews.

Friends and rel­a­tives are in­vited to at­tend a view­ing Thurs­day at 1 p.m., con­clud­ing with a me­mo­rial ser­vice at 2 p.m., at Mis­eri­cor­dia Nurs­ing Cen­ter Chapel.

T he Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated Fri­day at noon at Most Pre­cious Blood Church, Ha­zle­ton, with the Rev. Louis A. Grippe as cel­e­brant and homilist. A view­ing will pre­cede the Mass from 10 to 11:45 a.m.

In­ter­ment will be at Most Pre­cious Blood Ceme­tery, Ha­zle­ton.

Con­tri­bu­tions in Sis­ter An­gel­ica’s mem­ory may be made to the Daugh­ters of Mercy, Villa Ros­sello, 1009 Main Road, New­field, NJ 08344.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Kef­fer Funeral Home, York.

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