Obituaries

Enes Galetto, supporter of Catholic education, dies

Enes (Rochetti) Galetto, the mother of Augustinian Father Paul Galetto, president of St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, died Sunday, May 15.

Born in Rio Cuarto, Argentina, in 1920, she moved to Vineland at the age of 1 with her parents, Luca and Vittoria Rochetti. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1938.

She married Peter Galetto of Vineland in 1943. She worked on the family farm until the establishment of Stanker and Galetto Building Contractors in 1948. She ran the office of the company in its early years.

Mrs. Galetto and her husband supported their parish, St. Isidore the Farmer, and Catholic education in the Vineland area. They established the Galetto Family Foundation, which supported Catholic education at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Newfield; Sacred Heart High School; and St. Augustine Prep. The foundation also supported parishes, the Diocese of Camden, the South Jersey Healthcare System, Cumberland County College, and other local charities.

Mrs. Galetto loved cooking, playing pinochle and gin rummy, and talking on the phone with family and friends.

Mrs. Galetto is predeceased by her parents; her daughter, Sister Marie Pierre, DM (Patricia); her brother, Albert Rochetti; and sisters-in-law, Olga Barsuglia Rochetti and Gloria Martini Rochetti. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Peter; her children, Sandy D’Onofrio (Mark); Peter Galetto (Jane Morton); and Father Paul Galetto. She had five grandchildren: Kara D’Onofrio Byler, Kristin D’Onofrio Hannon, David D’Onofrio, Amanda Galetto and Ashley Galetto. She greatly loved her family, especially her brother, William Rochetti; her in-laws Marie Corcoran (and her husband Michael) and Louis Galetto (and his wife Doris) and her nieces and nephews.

Viewing and visitation 9-10:45 a.m. on Friday, May 20, at St. Isidore Church; funeral liturgy at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

The family requests donations to the Daughters of Mercy (1009 Main Rd, Newfield, NJ 08344), or St. Augustine Prep (611 Cedar Ave., Richland, NJ 08350).

Sister Anton Secker

Dominican Sister Anton Secker died May 12, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa May 19, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Anton made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican March 8, 1936, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1939. She taught for 34 years, was principal for six years, and also ministered as support staff for outdoor education at the Motherhouse and served as pastoral minister. She served in Illinois, Iowa, New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

In the Diocese of Camden, Sister Anton served as principal at St. James, Ventnor, 1955-1958.

Sister Anton was born Nov. 3, 1915, in Freeport, the daughter of Anton and Lucille (FitzPatrick) Secker. Her parents and two sisters, Elizabeth Cormack and Patricia Secker, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Mary Petta and Ottie Cullinane; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 75 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at www.sinsinawa.org

Sister Mary Niemeyer

Dominican Sister Mary Niemeyer, (Irenaea), died May 11 at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa May 16, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Mary made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 7, 1941, and her final profession Aug. 7, 1944. She was a classroom teacher for three years, music and piano teacher for 42 years, and private piano teacher for three years. She served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation at the Motherhouse as liturgist and vicaress of the Province II Sisters living at the Motherhouse. She was a parish liturgist and pastoral minister. Sister Mary served in Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Illinois, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Florida, Arizona and Alabama.

In the Diocese of Camden, Sister Mary taught at St. James, Ventnor, 1949-57.

Sister Mary was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Chicago, the daughter of Frederick and Irene (Rowan) Niemeyer. Her parents; a sister, Sister Margaret Niemeyer, OP; and two brothers, John Niemeyer and Father Fred Niemeyer, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces, nephews and her Dominican Sisters.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at www.sinsinawa.org

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