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Sr. Cecilia (Theodulpha L.) Zamora

Sr. Cecilia (Theodulpha L.) Zamora of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity died May 5, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, Canton.  Sister was 83 years old and in her 47th year of religious life.

Sister Cecilia was born June 25, 1928 in Tagbilaran, Philippines to the late Damian and Valentina (Labor) Zamora. She had one brother, Francesco L. Zamora, who is still living in the Philippines.

Sister received her bachelor's degree in Education and in library science from Divine Word College of Tagbilaran. She received her master's degree in Education Administration in 1979 from Dayton ( Ohio ) University. After entering the convent in 1963, Sister taught for many years at Our Lady of Fatima School at St. John's Villa, Carrollton. She taught 3rd and 4th grades in Catholic schools in the Steubenville Diocese. She was principal at St. John School in Churchtown and St. Lawrence School, Ironton.

During the summer Sister Cecilia was involved with the religious education program in diocesan parishes. Sister worked with the Foster Grandparent Program at St. John's Villa for many years. She had great sewing and craft skills, which she shared with the Grandparents and students. Because of her obvious love for her students, some were still in contact with her today.

Following her retirement from teaching, Sister was involved in the ministry for domestic violence for six years. She also extended care and services to the elderly sisters visiting them daily until her own illness.

Sister is survived by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity; her brother, Francesco of Toloto, Philippines; her family residing in the United States, Reverend Arnold Zamora of CA; Reverend Ding Zamora of FL; Nany Nair of MI; Corazon Zamora of KS; Frances Zamora of TN; Emily Bueno-Boca of NJ; and many family members living in the Philippines.

Mass of Christian Burial was held May 8 in the Chapel at the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Education Fund, P.O. Box 158, Carrollton, OH 44615.


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