Sr. Marie Joseph Porrello, O.P.

June 19, 1927 ~ June 21, 2021 (age 94)


Dominican Sister of Peace, Sister Marie Joseph Porrello died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on Monday, June 21, 2021.  She was born in 1927 in New Haven, CT and in 1948 entered the congregation of Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She earned her education degree from the College of St. Mary of the Springs, now Ohio Dominican University. She taught in Steubenville, OH, PA, NY and in the Columbus Diocese at St. Mary‘s in Lancaster and in Columbus at Our Lady of Peace and Holy Spirit. For twenty plus years she was a Nursing Home Visitor and ministered in Pastoral Care at OSU East and Carrington Health. As a Congregational Volunteer, she assisted the  Communications Director, the Hospitality Coordinators, and was Motherhouse Receptionist. She is preceded in death by her parents, Liborio and Rose CardonitaPorrello, her brothers, Peter, Sebastian, Dominick, Joseph, and Harold, and her sisters, Annette Anastasio and Ann Marie De Mars. She is survived by nieces, nephews and many friends. A private Memorial Service will be held at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse Chapel followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Sr. Marie Joseph’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr. Columbus, OH 43219 or submitted securely at

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