Sister Giovannina Gemin, F.M.S.C.


Sister Giovannina Gemin, F.M.S.C., who cooked for the sisters and children at St. Joseph’s Home in Peekskill for many years, died April 21. She was 93.

Sister Giovannina came to Mount St. Francis in Peekskill from Italy in 1948 and cooked for the sisters and the children until her retirement in 2006.

Born in Ospedaletto d’ Istrana, Italy, she entered the Franciscan Sisters in Gemona, Italy, in 1945. She was formerly known as Sister Reginalda.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated April 26 at Mount St. Francis Convent. Burial was in the sisters’ cemetery in Peekskill.