For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
Sister Clare (Frances Giovanna) Ragazzo
Sister Clare (Frances Giovanna) Ragazzo, died peacefully at Mt. Notre Dame Health Care Center on October 6, 2019, at the age of 97. A beloved member of the Ursulines of Brown County for 67 years. Sister Clare is the dear sister of Adelaide Ragazzo Oliver of Aflex, Kentucky, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Vito E. and Mary M. Battistello Ragazzo and her brother Vito E. Ragazzo, Jr. Sister Clare’s primary ministry was education, having taught at the School of the Brown County Ursulines for 5 years, St. Vivian’s for 2 years and 28 years at Ursuline Academy. Sr. Clare was versatile, teaching grades from fourth through twelfth, although her favorite was teaching History at the Academy. The students remember Sr. Clare’s enthusiasm for the History she taught and sharing that love with them, making it interesting and memorable. Following her retirement from teaching, Sr. Clare worked in the finance office of the Comboni Missionaries for 10 years. Sr. Clare was a gardener at heart and used the flowers she grew to create beautiful note cards which she sold at local Craft Fairs and church festivals. Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Mt. Notre Dame Health Care Center.