The Circle of Life

It is with sadness that we share that our dear Sister Joan Pricoli has gone to God. Joan died on December 28, 2017. Joan had been suffering a very long time from various health issues. Joan was loved very much by her family, SMR Sisters and numerous friends.

Joan will be remembered as an innovative artist (art was her passion), a champion of the poor and homeless, and she loved food and cooking. Joan was a passionate woman of deep convictions and strong loyalties. Joan loved to celebrate and enjoyed a good party. Joan designed the SMR symbol which is used by all the Sisters of Mary Reparatrix. Being a very active and involved person, it was very difficult for Joan to accept the physical limitations that came with illness and age, but accept these she did. We will miss her smile, her presence and her love for each of us. We will be using some of Joan’s art for future Gem articles. Below is one of Joan’s art pieces which she named “Freedom.” Joan is now enjoying eternal freedom.