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Sister Antonia Tognetti, RSM

July 10, 1925 ~ November 25, 2022 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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SISTER ANTONIA TOGNETTI, a Sister of Mercy for 79 years, died at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre on Friday, November 25, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Marie Rene (Boudreau) Tognetti and was pre-deceased by her brothers Adrian and Eugene Tognetti and her sisters, Beatrice Cady and Yolanda Gagliano. She is survived by her sister, Theresa Hough, nephews Paul and David Tognetti, as well as many other nieces and nephews.

Sister Antonia graduated from St. Xavier Academy, Providence College and Boston College, as well as University of the Americas, Toluca, Mexico. She is remembered as a faithful, courageous Sister of Mercy who could accept and love any challenge presented to her, whether in ministry or in her many living situations throughout the years. She began her ministry of education at Tyler School and St. Mary Academy-BayView, in Providence. Following this, she was missioned to St. Catherine Academy, Belize, and then to Honduras and Nicaragua where she worked for many years helping to build base Christian Communities and teach young women and mothers the arts of home economics. Her final ministry was as Administrative Assistant for the director at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre for many years, which became her home until her death. In her retirement she listened and read the news daily and immersed herself in a ministry of loving prayer and presence for all residents and staff at Mt. St. Rita’s, as well as for the needs of the world, in particular her beloved Latin America. Sister Antonia will be remembered for her long, faithful and generous life as a Sister of Mercy which led her to service in parts of our world she never dreamed she would see when she entered the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy 79 years ago.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at St. Aidan-St. Patrick Church, 1460 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. with a Mercy Prayer Service at 10:15 a.m. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland, RI.

The Sisters of Mercy are grateful to the staff on 3North and to all who attended Sister Antonia throughout the years and provided her with a safe environment and compassionate, tender care in her final days.

In place of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Road, Cumberland, RI, 02864 www.sistersofmercy.org  Information and condolences please visit: www.galloglyfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 1, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
St. Aidan - St. Patrick Church
1460 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Mercy Prayer Service
Thursday
December 1, 2022

10:15 AM
St. Aidan - St. Patrick Church
1460 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
December 1, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Aidan - St. Patrick Church
1460 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Interment
Thursday
December 1, 2022

11:45 AM
Resurrection Cemetery (Cumberland)

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