Sister Susan DiDomenicantonio, ICM, 89, died on Aug. 12.
Sister Susan DiDomenicantonio, ICM, 89, died on Aug. 12.

Sister Susan DiDomenicantonio, ICM, 89, died on Aug. 12. 

Born Paolina Assunta DiDo­meni­cantonio in Watervliet, Sister Susan was the daughter of the late Emidio and Maria DiDomenicantonio.

Sister Susan graduated from Watervliet High School as salutatorian of her class and worked as the executive secretary to the N.Y.S. Commissioner of Corrections in Albany for 12 years. Sister Susan then entered the convent at the Missionary Canonesses of St. Augustine at their motherhouse, which is now the Sisters of Charity motherhouse. She received her habit in 1962. 

She then attended Marymount College in New York City, earned her master’s degree from Fordham University, and her Ph.D from Regina Coeli in Rome, Italy. She spent 15 years in Brazil and in Dominica. Upon returning home, Sister Susan was a Pastoral Associate at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady and at St. Peter and Paul Church in Hoboken.

Sister Susan is survived by her siblings; Marianne (late Vincent) Poleto of Brunswick, Sr. Grace DiDomenicantonio, CSJP of Seattle, Ann (Thomas) Oat­hout of Speigletown, and Mario (late Josephine) DiDomenicantonio of Defreestville, her nieces and nephews; Connie Steinbach, Patrick Poleto, Jean Caruso, Mary Poleto, Susan Penicka, Mary K. Lettko, Susan Buscher, Thomas Oathout, Lisa Reed, and Mario DiDomenicantonio, and by several grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins, and her fellow ICM sisters.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Aug. 16 at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Troy. Contributions in Sister Susan’s memory can be made to the ICM Sisters, Kittay House, 7th Floor, 2550 Webb Ave., Bronx, N.Y., 10468.