Sister Marie DiCamillo, OP, 85, dies

Sister Marie DiCamillo, OP (Sister Joseph Mary) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died on Sept. 13 in Woodbury. She was 85 years of age.

The daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Lochetti) DiCamillo, she was born March 6, 1932 in Camden.

Sister Marie entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York in September 1952, made her First Profession in June 1954, and Final Profession in August 1957. Sister Marie earned her bachelor’s degree in History and English from Seton Hall and her master’s degree in student personnel service from Glassboro State College.

Sister Marie DiCamillo taught elementary school students at several Catholic schools both in New York and New Jersey. She then became a special education teacher at Camden County Health Services Center, Lakeland, (1980-88); teacher of handicapped at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Ancora, N.J. (1988-96); guidance counselor and vocational teacher at the Atlantic County Transitional School for the Department of Human Services/Office of Education (1996-98).

From 1998-2005, Sister Marie worked with the Southern Region Child Study Team/ Department of Human Services/ Office of Education, working at the Gloucester Campus in Williamstown, and at the satellite office at Burlington County Special Services School District/Lumberton Campus. In 2006, she continued her ministry there as a volunteer. Sister retired first to The Wartburg in Mount Vernon, N.Y. and then to Woodbury Mews, Woodbury.

Sister Marie is survived by her brother Joseph and her sister Theresa Revelli. She is also survived by her nephews Angelo, Dominic and several other nephews and nieces. Sister is predeceased by her sister Sister Mary Angelo (Antoinette) and her brothers Angelo. Dominic and Erminio.

Sister’s funeral will take place on Friday, Sept. 22, in the Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary in the Dominican Center at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. The viewing will be in the chapel beginning at 9:15 a.m. The wake service will follow at 10:15 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sister’s burial will follow immediately after the liturgy in the Dominican Sisters’ Cemetery at Mount Saint Mary in Newburgh, N.Y.

Donations in Sister Marie’s name can be made to the Development Office of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, 299 N. Highland Ave., Ossining, NY 10562

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