Sister Rina Brunetti, PM

Sister Rina Brunetti

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sr. Rina Brunetti, also known as Sr. Frances Cabrini, who died at St. Joseph Convent in Biddeford on April 30, 2022, at the youthful age of 95.

The daughter of Eugene and Eliza Brunetti, she was born into a family of 10 in Blackstone, Mass., on December 2, 1926.

She professed vows as a Sister of the Presentation of Mary on February 2, 1950. She earned a bachelor's degree from Rivier College in Nashua, N.H., and a master's degree in religious studies from Providence College in Rhode Island.

Sister Rina taught at Notre Dame School in Saco when first professed. but most of her ministry was as a hospital chaplain and pastoral minister in Massachusetts, something at which she excelled. She served in parishes and hospitals in Chicopee, Gardner, Winchendon, Lowell, and Methuen, Mass.

Her funeral will be private at St. Joseph Convent in Biddeford on Thursday, May 6, with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Please remember in your prayers, those that mourn Sr. Rina’s death, her religious sisters, the community at St. Joseph Convent where she spent her last years, and her beloved family.

May her soul and the soul of all the faithful departed rest in peace.