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R.I.P Sister Veronica of the Little Flower, O.Carm.

Sister Helena - Saturday, September 10, 2016



Sister M. Veronica of the Little Flower, O.Carm. went home to the Lord very peacefully in the very early morning hours of September 9, 2016 in the 71 st year of her religious life.  Although she was of advanced age and slowly failing, there was no indication that Sr. Veronica’s death was imminent.

Born on November 1, 1918 in the Bronx, NY to Eugene and Constance (DeBlasio) Ciarlante, Ella Rita Ciarlante, (known as Eleanor) entered the Congregation on September 7, 1945 at St. Patrick’s Home.Taking the name Sr. M. Veronica of the Little Flower, she received the Carmelite Habit on March 19, 1946, professed first vows on June 16, 1947, and made her final profession on October 3, 1951.

During her 7 decades in Carmel, Sr. Veronica ministered in New York, Connecticut, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.She gave generously of herself to the apostolate in various capacities, including Dietary (she studied at the New York Institute of Dietetics), Housekeeping, Purchasing, and Administration.During her time at St. Rita’s Home in Columbus, OH (1969-1970 and 1985-1990), Sr. Veronica fulfilled the roles of Superior and Administrator, and was also appointed to the role of

Superior/Administrator for six of her seven years at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg, PA, where she was stationed from 1990-1997. She stayed the longest period of time at St. Patrick’s Home, Bronx, NY (1999-2009), followed by St. Patrick’s Manor (2009-2016) where she lived out her final years as a resident, and received loving care from our Sisters and staff.

Sr. Veronica loved to cook, especially Italian food, and was very proud of her Italian heritage. She always did her best in whatever she was asked to do, and was loved and respected by all who knew her.May the Lord whom she served so long and faithfully, now bring her into the joyous company of our Sisters who have gone before us.May Sr. M. Veronica of the Little Flower join them in praying for the blessing of good and holy vocations to our beloved Congregation.


Tuesday, September 13, 20162:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Holy Family Chapel      Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street

Framingham, MA 10701-4892


Wednesday, September 14, 201610:00 a.m.

 Holy Family Chapel

St. Patrick’s Manor


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:00 p.m.

 Queen of Carmel Cemetery 

St. Teresa’s Motherhouse

Germantown, NY 12526 


deborah vermilyea (sr.maria damian) commented on 10-Sep-2016 06:39 PM
May sister M.veronica, rest in peace
Anonymous commented on 11-Sep-2016 12:32 AM
Camel has a new flower on heaven, watching over them. I am sad for all those who loved her but happy for Sr. Veronice because she is now with the Lord she loved so deeply. My prayers and sympathy to her Carmelite family, as well as her natural family and all those who loved her. Pray for us in heaven as you did on earth Sr. Veronica. Mary Lou Balcom

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