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On February 3, 2018, Sister Ann Carville completed her life of service and journey to God.

Sister Ann was the daughter of Catherine Carville(deceased) of Pittsburgh, PA, formerly of Johnstown, PA. Sister Ann is survived by her Uncle John Carville, residing in South Carolina, and cousins Sharen (Carville) Lehman of Denver, CO, Patricia (Carville) Lubawy of Pittsburgh PA, Michele Carville of Pittsburgh, PA and Carol (Carville) Stohrer of New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her Uncle Robert Carville of Windber PA and grandmother Caroline (Carville) Adams. Uncle Robert has three surviving children, Robert, Caroline and Anita. Sister Ann Carville entered the Millvale Franciscans from St. Joseph Parish in Johnstown, PA. Sister began her ministry by teaching in various Catholic schools in the Pittsburgh, Butler and Johnstown areas. After receiving advanced degrees in organizational development, Sister served as Executive Director of the Franciscan Federation from 1981 to 1988. From 1988 to 2001, Sister served as consultant for organizational development to various organizations including organizations in France, Italy, England, South Africa, and Jamaica. In 1997 Sister became Associate Director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men Religious in the United States. She was the first woman to hold such a position in 41 years. In 2001 until 2007 Sister served as Community Minister to her own community, the Sisters of St. Francis in Millvale. From 2010 to 2018, Sister served as research analyst and organizational consultant for the National Religious Retirement Organization. Her gift of service to her sisters, to Franciscans and to the world was no less than extraordinary. She will be remembered fondly by all whose lives she touched. Her desire for excellence was exceptional. Her generosity was limitless and her friends many.

Visitation at the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, 146 Hawthorne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15209 on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 2pm until time of Wake at 6:15 -7pm and on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 2-4pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Sisters of St. Francis on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10am, followed by burial in Sister's Cemetery at Mount Alvernia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, 146 Hawthorne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15209.
Published on February 4, 2018
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