Sister Anne Michael Mirabito
Sister Anne Michael Mirabito

Sister Anne Michael Mirabito, CSJ, 93, died Saturday, July 6, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 75 years.

Sister Anne Michael, the former Mary Anne Mirabito, was born in Amsterdam on Oct. 15, 1925, daughter of the late Bartolo and Abbondanzia Rossello Mirabito. After graduating from Wilbur Lynch Sr. High School in Amsterdam, Sister Anne entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph on March 19, 1944, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1949. She received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both in elementary education from The College of Saint Rose.

Sister Anne spent 50 years in education in schools of the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses. Her longest tenure was 28 years at St. James School and Parish, Albany, where she spent 17 years teaching math and computer skills and 11 years visiting the elderly of the parish. She retired in 2005 to St. Joseph’s Provincial House where she volunteered in various in-service positions.

Sister Anne is survived by her brother, Peter, of Scottsdale, Ariz., by several nieces and nephews and their families, with special mention of Cathleen Decateau and Michael and Michele Auricchio; and by the Sisters of St. Joseph. In addition to her parents, Sister Anne was predeceased in death by her brother, Barney Mirabito, and her sister, Theresa Auricchio. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the chapel of the Provincial House on July 15. Donations in Sister Anne’s memory can be made to the Development Office, Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, N.Y., 12110.