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Sister Rosina Amicon, OSF

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Sister Rosina Amicon, who served as a teacher and home health care aide, died March 2, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. She was 90.

The former Jeannette Amicon was born to Rocco and Rose (Iacobucci) Amicon, on Feb. 17, 1930, in Columbus. A graduate of St. Aloysius Academy, New Lexington, Ohio, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity on Sept. 25, 1948, at Stella Niagara. She professed her first vows Aug. 17, 1951, then her perpetual vows Aug. 18, 1954, at Stella Niagara.

She would earn as bachelor’s degree in education from Rosary Hill (now Daemen) College, Amherst, in 1964.

Sister Rosina began her teaching ministry at Stella Niagara Elementary School in 1951. She went on to teach at Our Lady of the Rosary School, Buffalo; St. Peter School, Lewiston; St. Anthony School, Greenville, S.C.; St. Joachim School, Buffalo; St. Leo School, Columbus; St. John School, Columbus; St. Aloysius Academy, New Lexington, Ohio; St. Mary School, New Monmouth, N.J. In 1975, she became a nurse’s aide, serving at Stella Niagara Health Center, before returning to teaching at Stella Niagara Education Park.

From 1986-1990, Sister served as latchkey director at St. Catharine School, Columbus, then became a trained home care aide for Olsten’s Health Care Service until her retirement in 2005.

Sister Rosina is predeceased by her parents and siblings: Lillian Guyton, Billy Amicon, Irene Flaherty, Rosemary Amicon and Anne Corna. A funeral Mass was held at St. Leo Church in Columbus, on March 6, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Ohio.

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