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.