Sister Mary Regina Pascucci, SAC
Sister Mary Regina Pascucci, SAC, (Frances Carol) a member of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters, died suddenly on June 27, 2015, at the age of 75, at St. Mary’s Convent in Huntington, WV. Sister Regina was born October 28, 1938 in Oswald, WV to Dominico and Josephina M. (Fontana) Pascucci, both of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by her bothers Joseph M. Pishner from Temple, Texas; and Larry A. Pishner from Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and her sisters, Eleanor M. Chittum from Yadkinville, N.C.; and Lucy Albert from Cincinnati. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Sister Regina entered the Pallottine Missionary Sisters on October 27, 1957. After graduating from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Huntington, WV in 1963 she remained at St. Mary’s Hospital for two year as a staff nurse. She then went to Marillac College in St. Louis to obtain her Bachelor of Science in nursing. After completing her degree in 1969 she returned to St. Mary’s where she was an instructor at St. Mary’s School of Nursing for eight years before being transferred to Sacred Heart Hospital in Richwood, WV. She served there as a staff nurse and Utilization Review coordinator until 1982. Sister then returned to St. Mary’s Hospital where she served in the Pastoral Care Department after completing a CPE Program at St. Francis Hospital until she was forced to retire due to her health in 1998. Following her retirement she continued to provide volunteer services at the hospital and helped out in various capacities at St. Mary’s Convent where she remained until her death.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Godwin Olugbami on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in the main chapel at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington.