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Obituary: Sr. Rose Carmel, SFP Berberich

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Cincinnati – Berberich, Sr. Rose Carmel, SFP (nee Mary Margaret), beloved Franciscan of the Poor Sister, passed to eternal life on February 9, at the age of 93.

She lived a life dedicate to God and God’s people for 75 years as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. During those years she served the Congregation and the people of God in a range of ministries including Social Services, Catechetics, Formation, Founding Member of the House of Prayer, Cosmetologist, and in most recent years she has been dedicated to Prayer Ministry and Pastoral Presence to her own Sisters.

She is survived by her Sisters in Christ, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, and her siblings; Ullainee Battigaglia, Joanne Somers, Victor Berberich and Carl Berberich, and her numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Margaret (Heindl) and Aloysius Joseph Berberich and brothers, Al J., Thomas H. and Joseph Berberich.

Visitation at St. Clare Chapel, 60 Compton Road, Hartwell on Tuesday, February 13 beginning with a Wake Service at 9:00 am until the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Interment in the St. Clare Cemetery will follow the Liturgy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franciscan Ministries, Inc., 100 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215.

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