Philomena Rosanna Di Gennaro, was born on October 28th, 1942 in Hartford, CT. Attended Mount Saint Mary’s High School In Hartford CT graduated in 1960. She attended Saint Joseph’s College in West Hartford CT graduated in 1964. Then moved to Levelland TX in August 1970. She was a third order Franciscan. Philomena, taught at St. Michael’s Catholic church and Carver Schools in Levelland for several years. After her retirement from Carver School, she continued teaching adult education classes until her passing. She was involved with many social activities in Levelland area like many years with the food box, South Plains Community Action Center . Along with her companion of 50 years Arlene Brooks, created and ran Friends of Francis animal shelter for many years. She received several awards for all her achievements in her life time like the St. George Medal for Catholic Adult Scouting 1980. National Catholic Education Association Outstanding Teacher of the year award in 1982. She was very involved with the community and families. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and loved everybody and lived to serve the Lord
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