Sister of St. Joseph Irma Coccia died March 12, 2015, at the age of 93.
She entered the congregation in 1941 from her home parish, St. Anthony of Padua in Rochester. She completed Nazareth Normal School in 1944 and received a B.A. in English and social studies in 1955 from Nazareth College.
Sister Coccia began her teaching career in 1944 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester. She subsequently taught at St. Bridget, Holy Apostles and Our Lady of Good Counsel, Rochester; St. Francis de Sales, Geneva; and St. Patrick, Mount Morris.
She worked as motherhouse receptionist for two years and then as pastoral assistant at Sacred Heart Cathedral. In 1984 she began working as assistant local coordinator at St. Joseph’s Convent Infirmary. After her retirement in 1995, she remained at the infirmary, providing services for the sisters.
Sister Coccia is survived by her nieces and nephews and by her sisters in the congregation.
Her funeral liturgy was celebrated in the motherhouse chapel in Pittsford on March 18, 2015,with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Ministry Fund, 150 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618.