M. Theresita Sabol, SCN, ended her earthly life of 92 years and began her eternal life on April 1, 2010. At the time of her death Sister Theresita was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Nazareth, Ky. (The Vincentian Sisters of Charity, Pittsburgh, PA, merged with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 2008.)
Born in Brier Hill, Pa., Sister Theresita entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from Sts. Mary and Ann Parish in Marianna, Pa., in 1933 and served God and the Church for 76 years. She obtained a Bachelor of Education Degree from Duquesne University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Notre Dame University.
During her years of ministry, Sister Theresita served in the dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg in Pennsylvania, as well as in the dioceses of Youngstown, Ohio; Mobile, Ala., and St. Catharine, Canada.
Sister Theresita taught for 36 years in both elementary and secondary schools and served as principal of Vincentian High School for 15 years. She served as the Director of the Social Services Center at the City of St. Jude, Montgomery, Alabama for 14 years and as a member of the Leadership Team for eight years. In her retirement, Sister Theresita ministered to the residents of Regency Hall Nursing Home and the Vincentian Home as a volunteer visitor. Sister herself became a resident of Vincentian Home in 2009.
Sister Theresita was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Anna; brothers, Alexander, Albert and Andrew; and sisters Mary Gablas, Dorothy Sabol and Margaret DiFilippo. Survivors include: a brother, John Sabol of Marianna, Pa.; her sisters, Catherine Rendulic of Marianna, Pa.; Ann (Al) Perchinsky of Bentleyville, Pa., and Veronica (Frank) Greskovich of Pensacola, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and her religious Community.