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Sister Lucille Gamache, SCIM

Sister Lucille Gamache, SCIM

Sister Lucille Gamache, formerly known as Sister Marie Lucille, died at St. Joseph Convent in Biddeford on January, 28, 2020, at the age of 82.  Sister Lucille was born in Lawrence, Mass., on December 18, 1937, to Aime Gamache and Eva Pellerin Gamache Hull, the third child in a family of four.  She received her education at St. Anne School and St. Anne High School in Lawrence.  She received her B.A. in Education from St. Joseph's College of Maine in Standish.

On September 3, 1956, Sister Lucille entered the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec, in Saco.  After her initial training, she spent one year at the motherhouse in Quebec where she studied and prepared for her career in education.

Sister Lucille taught in elementary schools of Biddeford and northern Maine, as well as in Tennessee. She also served as principal in Old Town, Maine, and in Methuen, Mass., and at St. Joseph School in Biddeford..  From 1988 to 1997, she was a member of the provincial council, and then functioned as superior of Bay View Convent until its closure.  She was appointed provincial superior of St. Joseph Province and served in that capacity from 2003 until 2009 when she transferred to St. Joseph Convent.

Sister is survived by one brother, Ronald, of Chelmsford, Mass. and one sister, Lorraine Mazzola of Newton, Mass, and several nephews and nieces and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.