Sr. Paulitta Assante


Sister Mary Paulitta Assante, S.S.N.D., a nun for more than 60 years, died Saturday at the Maria Health Center, the infirmary at Villa Assumpta. She was 93.

A mass of Christian burial for Sister Paulitta was being offered today at Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 6401 N. Charles St.

Born and reared in Brooklyn, N.Y., the former Rose Michael Assante worked in a millinery shop before joining the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1924.

She earned her high school diploma from the Institute of Notre Dame and took her vows in Baltimore in 1928. During her teaching career, Sister Paulitta taught mostly third- and fourth-graders at Catholic schools in Camden, N.J., in Pittsburgh and, from 1949 until 1952, at St. Ambrose School in Baltimore.

From 1952 to 1972, Sister Mary Paulitta worked as a practical nurse at Villa Maria Notchcliff, the order's retirement home. She remained in residence at Notchcliff until it closed. She moved to Villa Assumpta in 1983.

She is survived by a nephew, Anthony Latarre of Staten Island, N.Y.; and a niece, Lolly Dobson of Naples, Florida.

The family suggests donations to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 6401 N. Charles St.

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