Sister Armanda Trotta, former teacher at Saint Joseph, dies


Sister Armanda Trotta, 96, died Feb. 7 at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, N.J.

She taught third grade at Saint Joseph School, Hammonton, 1967-98, and was librarian there 1998-2011.

Father Thomas Donio celebrated a funeral Mass Feb. 11. at the St. Lucy Chapel, Villa Walsh, Morristown. Interment at Ave Maria Cemetery.

Born in Baltimore, Sister Armanda entered the Religious Teachers Filippini on June 16, 1940. She received her religious habit on June 15, 1941, and made her final profession on Aug. 27, 1944.

In 2003, Sister Armanda was the recipient of the Bishop’s Medal for meritorious service given to those throughout the Camden Diocese who exemplify excellence in helping to build and support the church.

“Quiet and reserved, dutiful and hardworking best characterize Sister Armanda’s person. She was a faith-filled daughter of Saint Lucy Filippini,” the community said in announcing her death.

Sister Armanda retired and became a resident of St. Joseph Hall, Villa Walsh, Morristown, NJ, in 2011.

Sister Armanda Trotta is survived by her sister Josephine Cole of Colorado and nieces Jennifer and Maria Cole; and nephew Andrew Cole. She is predeceased by her parents John Trotta and Maria (Beccio) Trotta, and two sisters: Sister Filomena Trotta, MPF, and Marie Petrecca of Baltimore.

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