Canossian Sr Angela Garavaglia passed away on March 3.

Canossian missionary, Sr Angela Garavaglia, passed away peacefully in Vimercate, Italy, on March 3 at the age of 86, and after 68 years of Canossian Religious life.

She was born in Inveruno, Milan, in Italy, on April 10, 1930 and joined the Canossian Missionary Novitiate in 1949. After her Religious profession, she was trained as a teacher of the hearing-impaired.

She arrived in Singapore in 1953 and dedicated her life tirelessly to the education of hearing impaired children. She served first as a teacher (from 1956) and then as principal (1974-1983) of the Canossian School for the Hearing-Impaired in Canossa Convent, Sallim Rd, and later in Jalan Merbok where the school was re-located.

Even after her retirement from the school, she continued to give her time and energy to the pastoral care of her past students and their families. She also ministered to the Singapore Catholic Deaf Community.

She is much loved by all her old girls and boys who kept in touch with her even after she returned to Italy in the year 2000. There she continued to do some pastoral work until her health deteriorated and she was lovingly cared for in the infirmary for retired missionary Sisters in Vimercate.

Letters and visits from Sisters and friends from Singapore always brought her great joy.

May her soul rest in peace.