Sr. Vivian Pichette, CSC, of the Sisters of Holy Cross, died at Holy Cross Health Center, 357 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH, at the age of 90. Sister Vivian was born in Manchester, NH and was the daughter of the deceased Gerard and Valeda (Breton) Pichette.
Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa (Grey Nuns) in 1949. She made her final profession in 1955. In 1979, she transferred to the Sisters of Holy Cross and thus served the Church for 38 years. Having earned her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees at Notre Dame College in Manchester. Sister Vivian taught in elementary and parochial schools and at Holy Cross Kindergarten (Holy Cross Early Childhood Center) in Manchester. Her earlier assignments were in Ogdensburg, NY.
Sister Lucienne Martell (Sr. Mary Prosper) was born in Alburgh, VT on May 14, 1923. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1942, making her first profession on in 1949. Sr. Lucienne carried out culinary duties in the Convents of Ottawa, ONT and Foliet, ONT; Manchester, Franklin and Nashua, NH; Attleboro, MA and St. Albans, VT. Sr. Lucienne had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother and to St. Therese of Lisieux. She was a member of Central Association of the Miraculous Medal, Lind of the Rosary and Apostolate of the Little Flower for many years. She spent 75 of her 94 years in religious life.
Sister Yvette Keroack, CSC (Sr. Yvette-Of-the-Cross) had served the Congregation for 75 years. She was born in Manchester, NH on July 13, 1917. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1942 and made her final profession in 1949. She was both teacher and principal in elementary schools in Springfield, New Bedford, Newmarket, Gonic and Nashua, NH. Sister Yvette also serviced as Director of Associates from 1981 to 1991. Her consecration to God manifested itself in the many ways she served and in the manner in which she lived her life in Holy Cross.
This year is the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the three feminine branches of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Our hearts overflow with gratitude and humility to the God of our Yesterdays, Todays and Tomorrows, and to our Founder, Basil Moreau, who has entrusted us with the mission of "Liberation through Education."
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