Sister Rose Carmel Saladino, OP


Amityville — Sister Rose Carmel Saladino, 98, died on Oct. 4. She had dedicated 80 years to religious life as a Sister of St. Dominic.

She entered the congregation on August 30, 1932. The next year she was admitted to the novitiate and received the habit and her religious name, Sister Rose Carmel. On August 25, 1934, she pronounced her religious vows.

Sister Rose Carmel’s first assignment was her home parish, St. Joseph Patron, Brooklyn (1934-45). She then moved to Dominican Commercial High School (1945-49). She guided the studies of elementary students of St. Bartholomew’s, Elmhurst (1949-54); Our Lady of Lourdes, Malverne (1953-58); and Sacred Heart, East Glendale (1958-60). Sister was then missioned to Puerto Rico for three years. In 1963, she returned to the States and taught in St. Joseph Patron for four years. From 1967-79 she taught in Our Lady of Guadalupe, Brooklyn. She left the classroom in 1979 and served as librarian in St. Jude’s School from 1979-81. At Good Shepherd she helped as a clerical volunteer. She moved to Carlin Hall in 1998.

She will also be remembered for her part in the early charismatic movement and her quiet presence in various prayer groups.

Sister Rose is survived by her nephew Salvatore Saladino and his wife, Anna, of Melville, her niece Nina Licari of Riverdale and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 9 in St. Albert Chapel here. Burial in the Sisters’ Cemetery followed.