In Memoriam

Sister Anita Chiappetta, OP (Jean Vincent)

Sister Anita Chiappetta(1942-2022)

I take great pride in our Congregation and am grateful for all it has, and still stands for, and all it has afforded me. It is a privilege to have been called to it and to participate in its life and growth.
I hope to grow in age and wisdom with grace, to pay attention to what is really important, to share the boundless gifts I have received and be patient with myself as I more and more let go – of things and places and what would separate me from the love of God.

This passage is how Sister Anita Chiappetta ended her autobiography, written in 2014 during the many years she served the Dominican Midwest Chapter as its administrative assistant.
Sister Anita was born on December 13, 1942, in Chicago. Her birthday fell on the Feast of St. Lucy, a saint to whom the family was particularly devoted since Anita’s paternal grandmother suffered from an eye disease. Hence, Anita was given the middle name of Lucile.
Her father, Vincent, was born in the U.S. of Italian immigrants, but when he was eight months old the family returned to their homeland because of his mother’s health. They came back to America when he was sixteen and settled in the Grand Crossing area of Chicago’s South Side. As it so happened, the Cavoto family and their young daughter Mary lived nearby, and at some point, Vincent and Mary – who were eleven years apart in age – met. The couple married in 1937, when Vincent was twenty-nine and Mary was eighteen.

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Avatar  Gene poore last yearReply

I still miss you my dear friend. I’m trying to shift to gratitude from grieving. Gratitude for having been gifted by God to have you as a friend. Your death took the wind out of my sails. I’m trying and I’m relying on you to help me.

Avatar  Gene Poore last yearReply

What Carole and Cibda said is so true. RIP dear friend. You are missed. God bless all who loved and cared for you.

Avatar  Carole Andersen Salvino 2 years agoReply

Seldom in life do you find someone who’s entire adult experience loved her role as a Adrian Dominican nun to help spread the word of the Lord . Rip. Cousin Carole Salvino

Avatar  Cibda Hocking 2 years agoReply

Sister Anita was such a kind, compassionate and thoughtful woman. She has a gentle but firm way about her and kept calm in many difficult situations at the hospital. Her clear head and loving heart were a gift. I have not seen her in years but remember her so fondly. All the best to her family and friends. She was a gem.

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