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St. Joseph' Provincial House
Sunday July 14th, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Sister Anne Michael Mirabito

Sister Anne Michael Mirabito, CSJ, 93, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 75 years.

Sister Anne Michael, the former Mary Anne Mirabito, was born in Amsterdam, NY, on October 15, 1925, daughter of the late Bartolo and Abbondanzia Rossello Mirabito. After graduating from Wilbur Lynch Sr. High School in Amsterdam, Sister Anne entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph on March 19, 1944, and professed final vows on August 15, 1949. She received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both in elementary education from The College of Saint Rose.
Sister Anne spent 50 years in the ministry of education in schools of the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses. Her longest tenure was 28 years at St. James School and Parish, Albany, where she spent 17 years teaching math and computer skills and 11 years visiting the elderly of the parish. She retired in 2005 to St. Joseph’s Provincial House where she generously volunteered in various in-service positions.
Sister Anne Michael was a cheerful, friendly woman of deep faith with a smile that spoke volumes about her goodness and her warm, hospitable nature. While she taught all the grades, one of her special joys was Grade 2 where she prepared hundreds of young children for the gift and grace of their First Communion. Later, as a math teacher in the middle grades when computers were introduced into the classrooms, Sister Anne embraced the challenge and retrained herself in computer-assisted education, especially in math and reading. After her retirement from teaching, she spent years bringing the Eucharist to the elderly, sick and homebound and, with the gift of Jesus, she also brought her concern, compassion and reassuring promise of prayers. Sister Anne Michael leaves us a legacy of spreading joy, kindness and friendship in the spirit of Christ, and she will be dearly missed.
Sister Anne is survived by her brother, Peter, of Scottsdale, AZ; by several nieces and nephews and their families, with special mention of Cathleen Decateau and Michael and Michele Auricchio; and by the Sisters of St. Joseph. In addition to her parents, Sister Anne was predeceased by brother, Barney Mirabito, and her sister, Theresa Auricchio.
Sister Anne Michael’s wake will be held in the chapel of St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, on Sunday, July 14, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with the prayer service at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the chapel of the Provincial House on Monday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. Donations in Sister Anne’s memory may be made to the Development Office, Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, NY, 12110.  Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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I have gotten to know Sister Mirabito by working at the provisional house she was a kind and gentle sould she loved everyone and loved God and Jesus most god bless you joseph

joseph Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

Aunt Mary, there are so many words that can express how very "Special" you were to us in life and in passing. We will carry love and memory of you in our lives and hears in some special way with every passing day. We all know in our Hearts You Will Watch Over Us. Love Always

Joe and Donna Mirabito Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

Aunt Mary was a true Angel on earth. Always soft spoken and kind words for everyone. Fly high my dearest. Diane Mirabito Johnson

Diane Mirabito Johnson Jul 10 2019 12:00 AM

Sister Anne was a dear great aunt and will be sorely missed. I know she is at home in Heaven now with my grandfather Barney and their sister Theresa. Sister Anne was the sweetest, loving, and compassionate woman I knew. I have been so blessed to be her great niece. She was always encouraging and loving towards both me and my brother, and knew how to make you feel special. I pray that one day, when I get to Heaven that I will see you again, my sweet Aunt. Love always, April

April Jul 10 2019 12:00 AM

Our Aunt Mary will be greatly missed. Her sense of humor was incredible and she was a warm, loving, generous, and kind spirit. I never heard her criticize anyone, instead she offered prayers for those souls. Her smile was contagious and she loved to laugh. Even during her last week - her love for those around her was evident as she made us chuckle and outright laugh with her pithy comments and "Amen"s. She worked so hard to be able to celebrate her 75th Jubilee in March in a beautiful ceremony that was a reflection of her entire life. We miss her so much but know that she is enjoying Heaven and watching over all of us. Love and Prayers

The Auricchio Family Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM