Sister M. Judith Uzzo RSM (1924 - 2015)

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Sister M. Judith Uzzo, RSM, died on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse. She was in the 72nd year of religious life.
Born on Sept. 9, 1924, in DeLancey, Pa. and baptized Anne Grace, she was the daughter of the late John and Angeline (Tucci) Uzzo.
On July 2, 1943, she entered the Sisters of Mercy at St. Joseph Convent, Titusville, Pa. from St. Adrian Parish in DeLancey, and professed her perpetual vows on Aug. 17, 1949. In 1971, she celebrated her Silver Jubilee; her Golden Jubilee in 1994; and her Diamond Jubilee at 60 years, in 2002. She was honored for 70 years of religious life in 2012.
She studied elementary education at Mercyhurst College, receiving the bachelor's degree and went on to study education at Duquesne University, receiving the master's degree. She furthered her studies at Edinboro University and the University of Vermont.
Sister Judith's love of children and teaching them held her steadfast in elementary education for her entire life in ministry. She taught in many Erie Diocesan Schools: St. Walburga, Titusville; St. Luke, Erie; St. Patrick, Franklin; SS. Cosmas and Damian, Punxsutawney; St. Catherine, DuBois; Immaculate Conception, Brookville; and Our Lady of Fatima-Geno Monti School, Farrell. After the closing of Immaculate Conception School, Sr. Judith remained as the director and teacher of the religious education program there. Following her time in Brookville, she taught at Our Lady of Fatima School. In 2007 the school dedicated its yearbook to her.
In addition to her religious community, Sister Judith is survived by her sister Amelia Territo, several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Eleanor DeFeo and Rose Uzzo, and brothers Matthew and Joseph.
A vigil service will be held in the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse Chapel, 444 East Grandview Blvd., on Tuesday evening, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. Friends may call on Wednesday, Dec. 23, from 2 p.m. until time for the funeral at 4:45 p.m. A rite of departure will take place at the Motherhouse on Thursday, Dec. 24, at 9 a.m. with the rite of committal following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy Ministry Fund.
Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie, Pa. is handling the arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express on Dec. 23, 2015
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