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Sr. Frances Nevolo

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Sr. Frances Nevolo Obituary
Sr. Frances Nevolo

AGE: 91 • Carrollton, OH

Sister Frances (Sr. Bernard) Nevolo, a Sister of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, died peacefully at the convent in Carrollton, Ohio May 15 2017 at the age of 91. She was born May 24, 1925 in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, the daughter of Nicola and Caroline (DeSarno) Nevolo.

Sister Frances graduated with a Bachelor degree in Education from Trenton State Teachers College in New Jersey. Prior to entering the convent she taught Biology and Physical Education in the New Jersey public schools. She entered the convent of Our Lady of Charity in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1953 and professed her final vows on January 19, 1959.

Sister was a house mother and teacher at Home of the Good Shepherd in Wheeling and later was the administrator of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in its early development and Clara Welty Hospice Residential Treatment Center. She was the Pastoral Associate for St. Columba Parish in San Diego, California and directed religious education programs in the Dioceses. In Green Bay Wisconsin she served as the Executive Director of the Eudes Program Residential Treatment Center for Juveniles. She was Director of St. Joseph's Residence for the aged In Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was Executive Director of Bethesda House, Diocesan Programs for PWLA (Patients Living with Aids) services in Sarasota, Florida. Following her retirement, a resident home for HIV Services was dedicated in her honor.

While in Carrollton Sister was active in: Carrol County Ministerial Associate, Loaves and Fishes, Carroll County Foundation Board, Tri County Hospice, Harcatus Board, Foster Grandparent Program and the Stark County Committee against Human Trafficking.

Within the religious community she served as Councilor, Assistant Superior, Director of Auxiliaries of the Wheeling Community, and Director of food services and local Superior in San Diego, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Joseph and his wife Ann of New Jersey. In addition to the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, she is survived by her brother Anthony and his wife Concha, of Sea Girt, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday May 18 by Msgr. Gene Mullett in Immaculate Heart Chapel followed by Burial in the Cemetery on the Convent grounds.

Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Mission Fund, PO Box 340 Carrollton OH 44615.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 26, 2017
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