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Sisters Charity of St. Joan Antida nuns pass from COVID-19 complications

Posted at 2:42 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 17:35:42-04

Two sisters have passed away form complications of the novel coronavirus, according to the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida.

Officials announced the deaths of 75-year-old Sr. Gabriella Nguyen and 78-year-old Sr. Monica Fumo on Tuesday afternoon.

Sr. Gabriella was an alumna of St. Joan Antida High School, eventually working for the school for in a variety of positions. Recently, she was assigned to St. Charles Borromeo Parish where she continued to carry on the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joan Antida.

Sr. Monica served for more than 50 years as a teacher, administrator, counselor, and friend to thousands of young women who studied at St. Joan Antida High School. She was well known for her involvement in the annual Spaghetti with the Sisters and Nun Run events. She was known for her many connections to the Italian community in southeastern Wisconsin.

“This is a profound loss for our community and the many members of the SJA family. Both of our beloved sisters will be remembered for their lives of service to God and their love for all God’s people,” said Sr. Theresa Rozga, provincial leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida.

Memorial services are expected to be planned at a later date.

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