Sister Rita Josephine Lisanti, C.S.J.

Sister Rita

Sister Rita Josephine Lisanti, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 85 years, died in hospice care at St. Joseph Convent in Brentwood, Jan. 10. She was 103.

She entered the congregation from St. Ambrose parish, Bedford-Stuyvesant, in 1933.

Starting on Sept. 1, 1935, she ministered in the Academy of St. Joseph, Brentwood, caring for student boarders. The remainder of her time was spent ministering in the chapel as sacristan.

She retired in 1987 after a long life of loving service to the congregation. A gold medal was presented to her in recognition of her services to all.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Joseph Renewal Center Chapel, Jan. 16. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, Brentwood.