Sister Jean Patrice DiFulvio
Sister Jean Patrice, the former Clara Marie DiFulvio , was born August 18, 1933, in Binghamton , daughter of the late Constantino and Pascuccia Serafini DiFulvio . After graduating from Binghamton Central High School , Sister Jean Patrice entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Troy , New York , in 1954. She received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in French, both from The College of Saint Rose, and a second master's degree in religious education from St. Louis University . In addition, Sister Jean Patrice pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Notre Dame. For several years, she taught secondary French and religion in various schools in the Syracuse and Albany Dioceses. For the past 35 years, Sister Jean Patrice has been serving in the fields of parish ministry, evangelization and religious education to youth and adults. Until recently, she was a pastoral associate at St. Thomas Parish, Binghamton .
Sister Jean Patrice was a natural teacher, gifted with a brilliant mind and a warm heart. Her love of scripture permeated Sister Jean's whole being, and she shared generously her energy and enthusiasm for bringing the scriptures to life and communicating sacred stories with insight and creativity. Sister Jean was deeply devoted to her family and to her religious community and was always ready to lend a helping hand or a listening ear.
Sister Jean Patrice is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Dolores (Dee) and Jack Medovich of Binghamton ; one brother, George DiFulvio , of Binghamton ; several nieces and nephews and their families; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet . In addition to her parents, Sister Jean was predeceased by two brothers, Tony and James DiFulvio ; two sisters, Josephine DiFulvio and Helen Giordano; and many friends in the Sisters of St. Joseph. Sister Jean Patrice's funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, July 25 in the chapel of St. Joseph 's Provincial House, Latham. Interment was in Our Lady Queen of Virgins Cemetery on the Provincial House grounds. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sister Jean's memory may be made to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet -Shaker Road , Latham , NY 12110 .