Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sister Carla (Carlotta) Romero, O.P

Sister Carla Romero, O.P., 97, passed away at, Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center, Kenosha, on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

Euphrosinia Romero was born July 15, 1914, to Epifanio and Carlotta (nee: Velarde) Romero in Santa Fe, NM. On November 15, 1932, she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1933 she was given the religious name Sister Carlotta. She professed her first vows in 1935 and her final vows in 1941. In 1968 she changed her name to Carla.

Sister Carla spent many years in service to others in teaching and domestic work. She began her ministry in 1935 at St. Mary, Tomah, WI. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were St. Benedict the Moor, Calaroga and Holy Angels, Milwaukee; St. Bernard, Madison; St. Edward and St. Lucy, Racine; St. Francis, Merrill; St. Augustine, Wausaukee; St. Louis, Caledonia; SS. Peter & Paul, Green Bay; St. Luke, Plain; and Holy Name, Kimberly. She also served in Michigan, Illinois and New Mexico. After moving to Siena Center in 1981 she was involved in the Adult Learning Program and the Senior Companion Program. In 2001 Sister Carla became a resident at Becker-Shoop, Racine, and in 2005 she moved to Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center, Kenosha, WI.

Sister Carla is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her sister, Isbell Tafoya; brother-in-law Toribio Lopez; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Teofilo, Robert and Albert; and her sisters, Mary Baca and Nellie Lopez.

Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Monday January 30, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a Remembering Service at 2:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been suggested.

The Racine Dominicans would like to extend their thanks to the staff that cared for Sister Carla at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center.

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