Born in Manhattan, she was educated at Corpus Christi Elementary School and Mount St. Vincent College, where she earned her RN degree. Ammirati enjoyed her work at Hunterdon Medical Center, Neshaminy Manor, and as a visiting nurse for Hunterdon County. She later received her master’s degree in school nursing, and worked in the field for many years at Solebury School, the New Hope Solebury School District, South Hunterdon High School, the Lambertville Headstart program, and St. Martin’s Catholic School.
Ammirati lived in Solebury Township for 63 years. She was a devoted member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church, volunteering and contributing to many causes and programs. She was an active member of the Kalmia Club in Lambertville, a past president of the New Hope Senior Citizens, a volunteer at the New Hope Library, an avid Bridge player, a long-time student in the Adult Ed program at Del Val, and a founding member of the prestigious Solebury School Swim Club.
Ammirati greatly enjoyed living in the area, and was regularly seen by local residents while browsing the bookshelves at Farley’s Book Store, picking up peaches at Manoff’s Orchard, strolling the Stockton Avenue Bridge, and savoring a soft-serve at Dilly’s.
Daughter of the late John and Helen Sheridan, and widow of Frank Ammirati, she is survived by her brother, Dr. John Sheridan; her adoring children (“The Great Eight”) Michael, Mary, Kathleen, Teresa, Joseph, Margaret, Peter and Helen; her 13 grandchildren: Sean, Monica, Megan, Victoria, Jonathan, Alexandra, Antonia, Thomas, Nathaniel, Peter, Katelyn, John and Charlotte; and five great grandchildren: Michael, Sean, Lydia, Nora and Grace.
A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church, 1 Riverstone Circle, in New Hope. The 11 a.m. mass will be preceded by a calling hour starting at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Martin’s food ministry, the Food Cloak Ministry, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA, 18938.