Sister Loretta Natoli, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 56 years, died Jan. 28. She was 75.
Born in Brooklyn, she attended St. Michael’s H.S., and worked for a year before entering the novitiate in 1961. She pronounced final vows in 1966 and received the religious name of Sister Melanie.
She taught at St. Clement Pope School, South Ozone Park; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dyker Heights; St. Jude, Canarsie; St. Patrick, Bay Ridge; and St. Anselm, Bay Ridge.
She also served as an administrative assistant at the Nursing Sisters Home Visiting Service and St. Bartholomew School, Elmhurst.
In 2015, illness necessitated a move to Carlin Hall at Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse.
Burial was in the sisters’ cemetery.