Sister Bernadette Ranallo
June 14, 1923 – Oct. 5, 2013
Discalced Carmelite Nun Sister Bernadette Ranallo, 90, Carmel of the Mother of God, Pewaukee, was called into eternity on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. She was born in Hartshorne, Okla., on June 14, 1923, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (nee Duca) Ranallo. She attended Holy Rosary School and Hartshorne High School. After graduation, she entered the monastery of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Dallas, Texas. She received the Carmelite habit on Aug. 27, 1944, and made her profession of vows on Aug. 28, 1945. In October 1945, she went on a foundation to Santa Fe, N.M., and then to Albuquerque before transferring to the Carmelite Monastery in Pewaukee in 1969. She served as prioress of the Carmelite community from 1964 to 1970 and again from 1975 until 1990. Her sister, Catherine McCaslin of Hartshorne, Okla., survives her along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the chapel of the Carmel of the Mother of God Monastery, W267-N2517 Carmelite Road, City of Pewaukee. Father Dennis Klemme, presider, will be joined by the Carmelite friars of Holy Hill in celebrating the funeral Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.