Sister Anita Canale, MPF, who taught at St. Peter School, dies

Sister Anita Canale, MPF, former teacher at Saint Peter School in Merchantville, died March 21 at Saint Joseph Hall, Villa Walsh in Morristown, N.J. She was 83.

Sister Anita entered the Religious Teachers Filippini on Oct. 23, 1955 and received the religious habit on Aug. 26, 1956. Three years later, she made her final religious profession. From 1962-64, and again from 1968-69, Sister Anita taught at Saint Peter School. She was also a teacher in the Archdioceses of Newark, Hartford, Conn; and Philadelphia, and in the Diocese of Trenton.

In addition to teaching in Merchantville, she served as superior of her order there.

Sister Anita also worked as a school principal; pastoral minister; provincial secretary and secretary at the General Chapter in Rome, Italy; and assistant to the archivist at Villa Walsh.

She entered Saint Joseph Hall only a short time prior to her death.

Sister Anita is predeceased by her parents Nicholas and Josephine (Marzano) Canale, sisters Mary Morgia and Rose Canale, and brothers Rocco and Richard Canale. She is survived by her brother Raymond Canale (Watertown) and sisters, Gloria Annitto (Hummelstown, PA), Martha Schnurr (North Brunswick, N.J.), Sister Geraldine Canale, MPF, (Hammonton) and many nephews and nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 23 at Villa Walsh. Interment took place following the liturgy at Ave Maria Cemetery.

Donations may be sent to St. Joseph Hall, c/o Sr. Ascenza Tizzano, MPF, Provincial Superior, Villa Walsh, 455 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960.

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