Sister Nicholas “Nic” Catrambone, BVM, 85, died Monday, July 12, 2021, at Mount Carmel Bluffs in Dubuque, Iowa.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.
She was born April 8, 1936, in Chicago to Nicholas and Theresa Catrambone. She entered the BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1954, from St. Callistus parish, Chicago. She professed first vows on March 19, 1957, and final vows on July 16, 1962.
Sister Nic taught at St. Patrick Elementary School in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She served as an elementary teacher in Chicago and Cicero, Ill.; and a secondary teacher in Clinton, Iowa; Clarksdale, Miss.; Detroit; Kansas City, Mo.; and Memphis, Tenn. She worked in prison ministry in Clarksdale, and Memphis, where she also volunteered at soup kitchens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Anthony, Joseph (Thelma), Eugene, and Arthur Catrambone; and sisters Tessie (Ralph) Galluzzi and Kay (Dominic) Belmonte. She is survived by a sister, Letty Catrambone, Oak Park, Ill.; sisters-in-law Mary Catrambone, Westlake Village, Calif., and Terri Catrambone, Oak Park, Ill.; nieces, nephews and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 66 years.
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