Sr. Celly Ann Amparano, 71, was an educator, mentor, interpreter
Sister Celly Ann Amparano would say her mission in life was “to be strong and loving to the people, to be positive and to be that person who can bring Jesus to them.”-Catholic Missourian
She succeeded on many fronts.
Sister Celly Ann, 71, of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), a medial interpreter for El Puente–Hispanic Ministry in Jefferson City, died on Oct. 16 in St. Louis.
She had been under treatment for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.
She previously served as a teaching principal at St. George School in Linn and St. Mary School in Frankenstein, and taught at St. Stanislaus School in Wardsville.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Oct. 22 in the chapel of Santa Maria in Ripa, the SSND motherhouse in St. Louis.
“She was a wonderful person and friend,” Sharon Grellner of St. George parish in Linn stated on the diocesan Facebook page.
“She was an amazing principal,” stated Samantha Brandt, also of St. George in Linn. “Thanks for helping me to find my voice, Sr. Celly Ann! I will forever sing for you and remember.”
“She was such a blessing for our community and she will be terribly missed,” stated Aurora Guillen, a member of St. Peter parish in Jefferson City.