Sister Rita M. Tomasulo

Sister Rita M. Tomasulo, a Franciscan Sister of Allegany, N.Y., for 68 years, died Nov. 13 in the Healthcare Center of the St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany. She was 89.

Born in Brooklyn, she attended St. Peter School, Cobble Hill, and Girls’ Commercial H.S., Prospect Heights, before entering the Franciscan Sisters in 1946.

Her first assignment was at St. Clare’s Hospital, Manhattan, where she trained and served as an X-ray, EKG and EEG technician, and was later named education director for the hospital’s School of Radiography.

She pursued additional education in the field of radiology at St. John’s University, Jamaica, and SUNY Downstate Medical College, Flatbush, earning a bachelor’s degree in radio- logic science and technology.

From 1974-84, she taught the radiologic technology program at both the NYC Community College and the Tech School.

In 1988, she became secretary to the principal at St. Michael H.S., Manhattan, and served until her retire- ment in 2000. She moved to the motherhouse in 2007.

She is survived by her twin sister Elizabeth Hildner.

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