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Sister Rosemary Donohue, SNDden

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Rosemary Donohue, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who died peacefully on September 21, 2020, at the age of 78.  She had just recently celebrated her 60th year of religious profession.

Sister Rosemary served as the superintendent of Maine Catholic Schools for 21 years, beginning in 1993.  Before that, she taught at schools in New York and Maryland, and then became principal of a school in her home state of Pennsylvania.  She then served as coordinator for curriculum and testing for the Archdiocese of Miami.

While serving in the Diocese of Portland, Sister Rosemary oversaw the construction of the new St. Dominic High School in Auburn.  She also served as the chair of the New England Chief Administrators of Catholic Education and as an executive committee member for the National Catholic Education Association.

After leaving the Diocese of Portland, she served as the supervisor of the Teachers-in-Training Program at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore.

Please pray for the consolation of her religious family, her natural family, and her many friends.  Funeral services will be private.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.  Amen.

Sister June Rita Fortier, SCIM

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister June Rita Fortier, SCIM< who died at St. Joseph Convent in Biddeford on September 16, 2020. She was 90 years old.

On September 5, 1955, June Rita entered the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (also known as the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec).  After her initial training, she spent a year at the Mother House in Quebec City helping to provide care for sisters in the infirmary.

In 1969, Sister June Rita studied to become a licensed practical nurse. She used her nursing skills to care for the sisters and elderly women at St. Ann Home in Methuen, MA, St. André Home in Biddeford, and Bay View in Saco until 1987.  Sr. June Rita then left the nursing field to begin her long second career as a parish visitor for St. Joseph Parish in Biddeford. She reached out to all in need, providing emotional support, comfort, counseling, and serving as a community resource for individuals and families who turned to her in need.

In 2003, she was recognized by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging as a “Friend of the Elderly” for her contributions to the Biddeford community and its residents.  In June 2006, Sr. June Rita retired to St. Joseph Convent where she continued helping others through her telephone ministry.

May her soul and the soul of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

Sister Dorothy Sullivan, RSM

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sr. Dorothy Sullivan, a Sister of Mercy of the Americas who was called home by her maker on September 11, 2020. She was 85 years old, 66 of which were spent in community.

Sr. Dorothy, also known as Sister M. Vincent Ferrer, entered the Sisters of Mercy at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland in 1954. She became an educator par excellence, serving at St. Mary School in Houlton, St. Patrick School, Sacred Heart School, St. Joseph School, and St. Joseph’s Academy in Portland, St. Rose School in Rumford, Holy Cross School in South Portland, and St. Mary School in Augusta.  She served as both a teacher and a principal for middle and junior high grades and also was the assistant principal at Catherine McAuley High School in Portland for 12 years and was known for her enjoyment of the girls' basketball games. Her philosophy was that education should be fun, as well as being academically strong in an orderly atmosphere.  The words of her motto, “To put on Christ” was evident in the various schools at which she ministered.

She was known for her great sense of human and for her quick wit and jokes.

Please pray for the consolation of her Sisters in Community and her beloved family and friends. May her soul and the soul of all the faithful departed rest in peace.  Amen

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Sister Renée Turcotte, OP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Renée Turcotte, OP, who died September 1, 2020, at age 86. Sister Renée was a native of Auburn, the daughter of John and Mathilda (Lafrance) Turcotte.  After graduating from St. Dominic High School in 1952, she joined the Dominican Sisters, making her first religious profession in 1954.

Sr. Renée spent years as an educator, serving at St. Dominic’s Institute in Brookline, MA, Our Lady of the Rosary School in Sabattus, St. Rita’s School in Staten Island, NY, St. Peter School in Lewiston, and at schools in Phoenix, AZ and Gallup, NM. She then became a librarian at St. Peter School and later at Regina High School in Iowa City, Iowa.

Sister Renée also studied in Rome and spent one year in Casablanca, Morocco. In 1985, she began a second career as a parish pastoral associate, first serving at parishes in Texas, New Mexico, and Montana, and then at St. Charles Borromeo in Brunswick.  In 1999, she returned to the Lewiston area where she served at the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul as a sacristan, lector, extraordinary minister of holy Communion and member of the French choir. She had a great love and devotion to the Eucharist which she shared with those she encountered, including the sick and homebound.

Sister has now found peace in the arms of the Lord she faithfully served for many years.  Please pray for the consolation of her natural and religious families and the friends she leaves behind.  May her soul and the soul of all the faithful departed rest in peace.  Amen.

Brother André Louis Millette, FIC

Please remember in your prayers Brother André Louis Millette, a Brother of Christian Instruction, who died peacefully on Saturday, August 22, at age 94.  A Biddeford native, Brother André was the son of Edmund and Alice (Menard) Millette, the third of 10 children. At age 13, he became a student of the Brothers on Christian Instruction in Alfred, where he entered the novitiate in August 1941. He professed his perpetual vows in 1947.

Brother André spent his career in education, serving in Fall River, Mass., at St. Ignatius School in Sanford and St. Louis School in Biddeford, and in Detroit, Michigan.  His special love was the Franco-American Youth Association. 

In his later years, he loved to work in the brothers’ workshop restoring furniture and other items.  

Brother André was the recipient of many honors including the Fall River Diocesan Marian Medal, Fall River’s Franco-American Man of the Year recognition, an award from the Jesuits Education Association, and two Connolly H.S. yearbook dedications (’76 and ’84).

He is survived by a younger brother John and his wife Barbara of Houston, TX, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Please pray for them and for the members of his international religious family, the Brothers of Christian Instruction.

Due to the pandemic, the wake with restricted viewing will take place on August 25, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Brothers’ Notre Dame Chapel in Alfred. The funeral Mass and burial will be private.

This most beloved and admired gentle religious will be sincerely missed. May his soul and the soul of all the faithful departed rest in peace.  Amen.

Sister Dorina Chasse, SCIM

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Dorina Chasse, SCIM, who passed away on August 14, 2020, at the age of 92.

A native of Madawaska, Sister Dorina, formerly known as Sister St. Julie-des-Anges, was the oldest of nine children born to Eddie and Artheline Lausier Chasse.

She entered the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec, on August 25, 1946, in Biddeford.  After earning a degree from St. Joseph’s College of Maine, Sister Dorina spent her life working in education, teaching in Biddeford and Connor, Maine, and then in South Africa, where she lived and served for 34 years, fulfilling her dream of being a missionary.

In 1995, she received an honorary doctoral degree from Grinnell College in Iowa in recognition of her many years educating African women and girls.

After she returned from South Africa, she provided many services to members of her community. She frequently attended interreligious events, special Masses, and other celebrations.  She was a quiet, peaceful, supportive presence.

Sister Dorina will be laid to rest on Wednesday, August 19, at St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at a later date, She is survived by three sisters and two brothers.  Please pray for them and the sisters in her community.

Sister Elizabeth Kilbride, RSM

Sister Elizabeth Kilbride, R.S.M., (Sister Mary Alacoque), age 96, died peacefully at Frances Warde Convent on August 11, 2020.  Sister Elizabeth was the daughter of Ernest E. and Margaret Mary McGuiness Kilbride.

After graduating from Cathedral High School, she attended St. Joseph’s College, then located on Walton Street in Portland.  In 1946, she entered the Sisters of Mercy to begin religious studies while earning a B.A. in French.  She then pursued a M.A. in Latin from Boston College as well as Greek studies at Regis College, Weston, MA and at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.  She also took advanced studies in Spanish from the University of New Hampshire and took courses in guidance and library science at the University of Maine at Orono.  

Sister Elizabeth taught primarily in high school and college, concentrating in foreign languages.  She taught at St. Joseph’s Academy in Portland and then served at Cathedral High School as a teacher and principal.  That was followed by John Bapst High School in Bangor, St. Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish, and Bangor High School, where she taught for 18 years. Her many accolades include being honored as the Maine Classicist of the Year in 1980.

Upon her retirement, she worked in the library at St. Joseph’s College and volunteered as a student advisor. In 2010, Sister Elizabeth began volunteering as an extraordinary minister of holy Communion at Mercy Hospital and was in prayer ministry.

Affectionately known as Sister Betty to many, she especially cared for those in need.  An example of this was when on campus, she could be seen collecting cans and bottles, using the money for a girl in her residence who didn’t have gas money to go home. 

She showed her love, loyalty, and faithfulness to her many friends, family, and community.  This was especially true of her beloved sister, Sister Patricia, with whom she shared so many community and family events until her death six years ago. 

Because of COVID-19, Sister Elizabeth’s family gathered outside her window as she was dying and sang her favorite hymns and songs, just like they did at family gatherings.  She always loved this, and it was their gift to her in return for all she had given them. 

Sister Elizabeth is survived by her sister-in-law and friend, Patricia Kilbride; her many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and their families; several close friends and her sisters in community.

Please pray for the repose of her soul and the consolation of her family and friends.

Visiting hours will be from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 15  with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. at Conroy-Tully Walker Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland.  Burial will take place on Monday, August 17, at 9:30 a.m. at New Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.

Sister Theresa Rand, RSM

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Theresa Rand, RSM, age 73, who died May 30 after a long illness. Sister Theresa was born in Portland on June 14, 1946, the 12th of 13 children born to Roy and Elizabeth (O’Brion) Rand.

She was brought up in a devout Catholic family in the Munjoy Hill section of Portland. She attended Cathedral Elementary and High School, graduating in 1964. Sister Theresa entered the Sisters of Mercy that same year and was welcomed to the religious community by her aunt, Sister Mary Rose O’Brion, RSM. She began her religious studies as well as attending St. Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish where she received a B.S. in education. She then earned her M.S. in education from Boston College.

Sister Theresa’s love of children contributed to her dedication as an educator. Her career in education spanned decades.  She taught at St. Joseph School in Lewiston, Public School in Benedicta, St. Mary’s School in Houlton, and Indian Island School in Old Town. She served as principal at St. Joseph and Cathedral School in Portland and then at Holy Cross School in South Portland.  She was known as a strong advocate for children and families, always striving to ensure everyone had access to a Catholic education.

Sister Theresa also ministered at St. Elizabeth’s Child Development Center in Portland and was director of religious education at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Augusta.  She also served on several diocesan boards and committees and on committees for her religious community.

Sister Theresa is survived by her brothers, Richard, Robert and Thomas Rand, and her sisters, Elizabeth Cyr and Judith Comeau, along with many nieces and nephews and other beloved family members.

Please keep Sister Theresa, her family, and members of her religious community in your prayers.

Sister Rita Morin, CSJ

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Rita Morin, CSJ, formerly known as Sister Roger-Marie, who died Wednesday, May 20, at age 87. 

Sister Rita was born in Lewiston in 1933, the daughter of Romeo and Marie-Laure (Pascal) Morin. She earned a BA in education from St. Joseph's College of Maine and also studied at St. Michael College in Vermont and the Universite Catholique de Paris for studies in advanced French. She then obtained a certificate in clinical pastoral education from Bon Secours Hospital, Methuen, MA.

Sister Rita entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyons in February 1951 and made her religious profession in August 1958. She taught at Holy Family School in Lewiston, St. Rose of Lima School in Jay, and St. John the Baptist School in Winslow. She served as chaplain at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and Mount St. Joseph in Waterville. She also worked for Murphy Homes in Lewiston, where she was especially gifted working with adults with developmental disabilities,treating them with immense love and respect.

In your prayers, please remember her religious community and natural family whom she leaves behind. May her soul and the soul of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

Sister Claire Descoteaux, OP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Claire Descoteaux, OP, who passed away on Thursday, May 15, at age 84.  Sister Claire was born in Lewiston, the daughter of Lucien and Antoinette Descoteaux.  She joined the Dominican Sisters of the Roman Congregation in 1953, after graduating from St. Dominic Regional High School in Lewiston. She made her first religious profession two years later and was assigned to Japan, where she ministered for 13 years, working in an orphanage and as an English and French teacher, while continuing her studies.

When she returned to the United States, she taught French at St. Patrick School in Watertown, Mass, and then returned to her home parish to teach at Ss. Peter sand Paul School in Lewiston.  After receiving a B.S. from the University of Maine, she went to Staten Island, NY to teach, then to New Mexico, where she was also a youth minister.  In 1981, she returned to Maine and taught at Our Lady of the Rosary School in Sabattus, then earned an LPN degree and worked in healthcare including at the St. Marguerite d’Youville pavilion and Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston, and Bolster Heights in Auburn.  She then studied clinical pastoral education She returned to Japan in 1998 as an English teacher, then went to Iowa City, Iowa where she volunteered at a parish, a Catholic bookstore, served meals to the homeless, and visited the homebound and those in nursing homes. She then retired from active ministry and returned to Maine.

Please pray for the repose of her soul and for the consolation of her natural and religious families. 

Sister Michelle Doyon, p.m.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Michelle Doyon (Sr. Denise-Francoise), a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, who died May 10, 2020, at age 79.

Born in Saco on February 6, 1941, to Lucien and Simone Anita (Morin) Doyon, Sister Michelle was a member of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary for more than 58 years.  She taught in elementary schools in Maine and Massachusetts for 18 years and then pursued a nursing degree.  She provided service to the sick and elderly in health centers in Biddeford, Kennebunk, and Methuen, MA. She also served on the staff at Marie Joseph Spiritual Center in Biddeford. She was greatly appreciated for her compassionate service to anyone in need.

Please pray for the consolation of Sister Michelle’s family and friends including her sister, Denise Doyon.

Deacon Roger Normand

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon Roger Normand, who passed away on April 30, 2020.  A native of Sanford, Deacon Roger attended Holy Family School in Sanford and graduated as valedictorian from St. Ignatius High School.  He then attended St. Francis College in Biddeford (now the University of New England).  He earned a master’s degree in French from Boston College and later a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University in New Orleans.

Deacon Roger taught high school French for 32 years, primarily in New Hampshire. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 2004 and ministered in many ways at the Parish of the Ascension of the Lord in Kittery, including visiting many shut-ins and the elderly.  For his service, he received the 2014 Msgr. Charles Murphy Deacon of the Year Award.

In addition to his teaching career, he also served as a police officer during the summer months, first in York Beach, York Village, and Wells Beach and later in Kennebunkport as the “officer in the square.” After he retired from the force, he served as police chaplain until 2014.  He also served as chaplain for fire departments in North Berwick, Berwick, and South Berwick.

Please pray for the repose of Deacon Roger’s soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Patricia, five children and their spouses, 14 grandchildren, an older sister, and many nieces and nephews.

Father Roger Cyr, OMI

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Roger Cyr, OMI, 86, who was called to his eternal reward by our Lord on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. 

Fr. Cyr was born and raised in Old Town where he attended St. Joseph School. He completed his secondary education at the seminaries of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Bucksport and Bar Harbor and then studied philosophy and theology at the Missionary Oblate seminary in Natick, Massachusetts. He completed his pastoral year in Washington, DC.

On August 1, 1953, Fr. Roger followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Myles, and entered the Oblate Novitiate in Colebrook, New Hampshire, professing his first vows on August 2, 1954, and his perpetual vows on September 8, 1957. He was ordained on August 15, 1959, in the Missionary Oblates’ summer chapel in Yarmouth by Most Rev. Daniel J. Feeney, DD, Seventh Bishop of Portland.

Fr. Roger was first attached to the novitiate staff in Colebrook as a professor. He then became associate pastor at St. Louis Parish in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and in 1967, he was named assistant director of St. Joseph the Worker Shrine in Lowell, Massachusetts, and eventually became director.

From 1981 to 1995, Fr. Roger and his brother teamed up to become roving missionaries in the true Oblate tradition. They traveled through the rural areas of New England offering support to parishes where there was a need. They preached conferences and replaced pastors in need of vacation while working together or individually.

From 1995 to 2015, Fr. Roger and Fr. Myles served at St. Mary of Lourdes Parish in Lincoln, with churches in Danforth, Kingman, Lincoln and Winn.  The brothers also served St. Leo the Great Parish in Howland and St. Francis Xavier in Brownville Junction. Fr. Roger was pastor of St. Mary of Lourdes from 1999-2015 and was also superior of the Maine District Community from 2006 to 2015.  (Read complete obituary.)

Please pray for the consolation of Fr. Roger's family, natural and religious, including his older brother, Reverend Myles Cyr, OMI.

May Father Roger’s soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Sister Mary Peter Bachand, O.S.U.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Peter Bachand, a member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union, who passed away Wednesday, March 24, at the age of 94.   Sister Mary Peter was born in Sanford in 1925, the daughter of Louis and Eugenie (Harton) Bachand. She attended St. Ignatius School in Sanford.  Sister spent her life in service to her religious community.  She enjoyed doing little favors for her fellow sisters and could fix a car as well as the best mechanic.  She remained active until the last few months of her life, telling the nurse the day before she died: “Tomorrow, I will be dancing with the angels in heaven.”  May the Lord welcome her into his eternal presence.

Please remember her natural family, her religious sisters, and many friends who mourn her lose.

Sister Jeannine Levasseur, CSJ

Sister Jeannine Levasseur, CSJ, 88, formerly known as Sr. Marie-Lucie, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Mount St. Joseph in Waterville.

She was born in Lewiston in 1931 to Odilon and Rose (Roy) Levasseur.  She attended St. Peter’s School and St. Dominic High School in Lewiston, then earned a bachelor’s degree from LaMennais College in Alfred and a master’s from the College of Ste Rose in Albany, N.Y.

Sister Jeannine entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lyon in 1951 in Auburn and made her religious profession in 1958. She taught at Sacred Heart Academy in Jackman, Sacred Heart School in Auburn, and Holy Family School in Lewiston, where she was a teacher-principal. In 1970, she was missioned to the Diocese of Mossoro in Brazil, where she served in pastoral care as a Bible resource person on the Diocesan Faith Commission and the National Board of Ecumenical Bible Formation for the State of Rio Grande de Norte. She also served on the Regional Conference of Religious. After 28 years in Brazil, she returned to the United States, serving in religious education and as a spiritual director.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 20 with burial following the Mass. In accord with the Bishop’s Directive, only sisters and immediate family will be present for the Mass. All others are asked to pray with us from home.  

Sister Dorothy Violette, SCIM

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Dorothy Violette, formerly known as Sister St. Viola, who died Sunday, March 1, 2020, at St. Joseph Convent in Biddeford. She was 87 years old.

Sister Dorothy was born in Van Buren on October 30, 1932, to Leo E. Violette and Ann Cyr Violette, the fourth of eight children.  She received her elementary schooling at Sacred Heart School and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Van Buren.

On September 4, 1950, Sister Dorothy entered the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec.  She earned a bachelor's degree in education from St. Joseph's College of Maine and then went on to teach in schools in Biddeford and northern Maine, including North Caribou, Hamlin, Caswell, and Van Buren.  She taught hundreds of children in the St. John Valley and was greatly loved and respected by all.  She retired from a long career in education in the year 2000 and was assigned to Bay View Villa where she worked for four years.  She then served as a receptionist at St. Joseph Convent and as a driver, taking sisters to appointments.

Sister Dorothy is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Sister Rita Ouellette, M.I.C.

Please pray for the soul of Sister Rita Ouellette, M.I.C., who passed away on February 11, 2020, in Laval, Quebec. Sister Rita, age 100, was born in Lewiston on September 30, 1919, the daughter of the late Émile Ouellette and the late Malvina Robitaille. She joined the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in 1943 and lived her mission in Canada, Cuba, Bolivia and Peru. Besides her religious family, she is survived by her sister, Lauretta Sirois of Auburn; as well as nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brothers, Father Roger and Father Paul Ouellette, and sisters Laurianne Ouellette and Rejeanne LeClair.

May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Sister Estelle Leblanc, SCIM

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Estelle Leblanc, SCIM, who died at St. Joseph Convent in Biddeford on February 11, 2020, at the age of 98. 

Sister Estelle, formerly known as Sister Estelle Marie, was born in Lawrence, MA, on January 12, 1922, to Eugene LeBlanc and Angelie Allard Leblanc.  She was the first born of a family of four children.

On August 25, 1940, Sister Estelle entered the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec, in Biddeford.  She earned her B.A. degree from St. Joseph's College of Maine with a major in English and a minor in history.

Sister Estelle taught for 26 years in public and private schools of Maine and Massachusetts.  She also served as bookkeeper and treasurer for several years in various convents of the S.C.I.M. Community.

She is survived by two sisters.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford.

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.

Sister David Mary Duncan, RSM

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister David Mary Duncan,  a member of the Sisters of Mercy, who went to her heavenly home on Saturday, January 25, 2020.  After making profession in the community, Sister David Mary taught in different schools around the diocese for 12 years.  She then went to the Bahamas where she worked in the vineyard of the Lord for 40 years. She served as administrator of parishes in Magrove Cay and South Andros Island, where she also taught religious education and visit the poor, sick, and elderly. Upon her return to Maine, she became the community representative and caregiver for the Sisters at St. Joseph Rehabilitation and Residence where she herself spend the last few weeks of her life.

Please remember in your prayers her religious community as well as her family, friends and loved ones.


Sister Mary Peter Bachand, OSU
Sister Dorina Chasse, SCIM
Father Roger Cyr, OMI
Sister Claire Descoteaux, OP
Sister Michelle Doyon, p.m.
Sister David Mary Duncan, RSM
Sister Lucille Gamache, SCIM
Sister Elizabeth Kilbride, RSM
Sister Estelle Leblanc, SCIM
Sister Jeannine Levasseur, CSJ
Brother André Louis Millette, FIC
Sister Rita Morin, CSJ
Deacon Roger Normand
Sister Rita Ouellette, MIC
Sister Theresa Rand, RSM
Sister Dorothy Sullivan, RSM
Sister Renée Turcotte, OP
Sister Dorothy Violette, SCIM


Bishop Paul Baltakis, OFM
Sister Claudia Barbre, RSM
Msgr. Raymond Begin
Father Ralph Boisvert
Father James Brewer
Beatrice Caron
Father Lionel Chouinard
Sister Mary Gemma Connelly, RSM
Sister Sylvia Genesse, p.m.
Father Seamus Keebler, OSA prim
Sister Fleurette Kennon, RSM
Father Leroy Landry, OMI
Father Rene Lavoie
Sister Claire Lepage, CSJ
Sister Laurette Levasseur, CSJ
Father Rudolph Leveille
Sister Elizabeth Madden, SSS
Father Armand Neault
Sister Marita Pelletier, SCIM
Sister Elizabeth Platt, COC
Father Bertrand Poussard
Sister Mary Denis Schwartz, RSM
Brother Marcel Sylvestre


mily, Peter began his lifetime of service with his membership in the Waterville Lion's Club, which continued for 50 years and included the District's Lions President Award in 1964 as well as numerous awards for dedicated service, and as a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus which continued for 58 years.
Peter was an active member and past-president of the Greater Waterville Interfaith Council for 20 years. He served as coordinator of Interfaith Clergy which became the Interfaith Council. He was one of the four founding fathers of the Interfaith Homeless Shelter in Waterville, now known as the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. - See more at: previous obituaries:2018

Sister Martin Drouin, OSU
Sister Theresa Conlogue, RSM
Sister Bertha Cormier, SCIM
Sister Dolores Cyr, O.P.
Deacon Richard Doyle
Father John J. Feeney
Father Donald Jacques
Brother James Lacasse, FIC\
Sister Maura Murphy, RSM
Father Donald McAllister
Sister Rose Anna Ouellette, SSS
Sister Rita Pelletier, O.P.
Sister Mary Catherine Perko, SSS
Sister Marie Immaculata Vane, DW
Sister M. Stella Maris Ware, RSM


Father Claude Albert
Sister Alice Beauchemin, SCIM
Sister Aurore Beaulieu, SCIM
Father Richard Bertrand, SJ
Father Armand Bill
Sister Jacqueline Bilodeau
Brother Francis Blouin, FIC
Sister Pauline Bonenfant, OP
Father Normand Carpentier
Sister Georgeanne Doucette, SCIM
Sister Cecile Grenier
Sister Cecilia Kennedy, RSR
Monsignor Robert Lavoie
Sister Anne Xavier Loubert, CSJ
Father James MacGee
Sister Mary de la Salle O'Donnell, RSM
Father Clement Thibodeau
Sister Patricia Veale


Sister Ursula Binnette, OSU
Sister Rita Bourassa, OSU
Sister Collette Caron, CSJ
Sister Candide Corriveau, DW
Sister Mary Garrett, RSM
Father James Knox
Sister Mary Laboure Morin
Father Richard Ouellette
Sister Claire Pelletier, SCIM
Father Paul Plante
Sister Rose Mary Rush, RSM
Sister Anita Therrien, SCIM


Sister Mary Annunciation, OP
Sister Mary Louis Auger, RSM
Sister Nesta Beaudoin, OSU
Sister Thelma Bouchard, RSR
Deacon Robert Divine
Sister Laurette Fredette, SCIM
Sister Monique Gobeil, SCIM
Sister Lucille Huot, SCIM
Sister Jacqueline Koss, CSJ
Sister Pauline Lamirande, SCIM
Sister Theresa Lanouette, SCIM
Sister Mary Louise Landry, RS
Father Harold Nicknair
Father Fernand Paquet, MM
Father Arthur Pechillo


Sister Bertha Bergeron, OSU
Father Gerald Bolduc, OMI
Sister Simonne Doucette, SCIM
Father Thomas Farley
Sister Lucille Fournier, OP
Sister Catherine Green, RSM
Deacon Peter Joseph
Sister Mary Madeline Lemieux, OSU
Father Kieran Monahan, OFM
Father Real Nadeau
Msgr. Leopold Nicknair
Sister Olivia Pasterczyk, RSM
Sister Theresa Pelletier, SCIM
Deacon George Stevens


Msgr. Vincent Tatarczuk
Rev. Patrick Walsh, CSC