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Sister Gabrielle Gattone

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Sister Gabrielle Gattone, 84, a member of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, Villa Rossello, Newfield, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

Sister Gabrielle was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Agostino and Rosa A. (Gerace) Gattone. Having entered the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, in Newfield, in 1951, she professed her vows on Aug. 17, 1953. She received her B.S. in elementary education from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pa., and her M.A. from Penn State University. An excellent and committed educator, Sister Gabrielle taught in various schools in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. She also taught in Moulton, Ala., and in New Jersey at Rose of Lima, Newfield, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Mary's in Vineland, St. Mary Magdalene, Millville, and at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Newfield. In recent years, she served as coordinator of religious education at St. Mary's Parish and also at St. Padre Pio Parish in East Vineland.

Sister Gabrielle is survived by the members of her religious community, and her sister May Onishchuk of Grand Island, Fla.; her brother-in-law, Robert Martin of Fort Worth, Texas; and her sister-in-law, Rose Marie Gattone of Red Hill, Pa. Also surviving are a number of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Carol Martin and by her brother John Gattone.

The Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by the Rev. Edward Namiotka, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Somers Point, will take place at Villa Rossello Chapel, Newfield, on Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Burial will follow in Pietà Cemetery on the grounds of Villa Rossello. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Daughters of Mercy, Villa Rossello, 1009 Main Road, Newfield, NJ 08344. Arrangements are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland.

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Published in The Daily Journal from Aug. 9 to Aug. 13, 2012
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