In Loving Memory

Sr. Germaine C. Goyette, CSC

March 2, 1929 – January 18, 2024

Sr. Germaine was born in Manchester on March 2, 1929. She was a Sister of Holy Cross for 73 years. She entered the Congregation in 1950 and pronounced her final vows in 1957. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame College in Manchester and two Master’s degrees, one in Education from the University of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA and the other in Psycho-Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Sr. Germaine taught and was principal for several years in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. She also taught English for 2 years at Notre Dame International School in Rome, Italy. She supervised student teachers for several years at Notre Dame College, Southern NH University and Rivier University.

In retirement she volunteered as an ESL teacher at Holy Cross Family Learning Center, prepared children to enter Church through the RCIC program at St. Pius X Parish in Manchester and did some tutoring while a resident at Holy Cross Health Center.

Sr. Germaine is survived by her large family of loved and loving nieces and nephews and by a lifetime of friends, especially her best friend, Lorraine with whom she attended St. Anthony School and High School beginning in kindergarten.  She will be remembered very lovingly.

Rest in Peace.


Sr. Estelle Neveu, CSC (Sr. Cecile-Estelle)

June 5, 1929 – November 28, 2023

Sister Estelle Neveu, CSC was born in Nashua NH on June 5, 1929. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1948. She pronounced her final vows in 1955.

Sister Estelle began her teaching career in Cornwell, Ontario, Canada and in 1950 through 1974 she taught the first and second grades in Somersworth, Manchester and Salmon Falls in New Hampshire.

In 1973 Sister Estelle received a Master of Arts degree in Library Science from Rosary College in River Forest, Illinois. She then began her ministry as a librarian in New Hampshire local schools.

In 2008 Sister Estelle then dedicated her time to the Ministry of Prayer until 2022.

Sister Estelle will be best remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and her deep sense of gratitude.


Sr. Pauline Morneau, CSC (Sr. Pauline of Jesus)

March 5, 1934 – July 12, 2023

Sr. Pauline Morneau, CSC, (Sr. Pauline of Jesus) was born in Springfield, MA on March 5, 1934, the youngest of 14 children. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1952 and made her final vows in 1960. She served the Congregation for 70 years.

Sr. Pauline earned a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame College in Manchester and earned a master’s degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. She taught elementary and junior high schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and was the principal at St. Joseph School in Attleboro, MA.

She served in provincial administration for seven years, studied in Rome, Italy for a year, then served as a member of the formation team in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for six years. Sr. Pauline then became the executive director of Assumption Communications in Worcester, MA.

Sr. Pauline returned to Manchester where she was appointed as administrator and superior at St. George Manor and as administrative assistant to the regional team until her retirement in 2016.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews who were the treasures of her heart. She was a treasure in all of the hearts of the people that knew her. Rest in peace dear sweet Sr. Pauline.


Sisters Called Home in 2023

  • Sr. Angela Moreau, CSC (Sr. Mary Angela of the Eucharist) - October 16, 1933 – May 20, 2023

Sisters Called Home in 2022

  • Sr. Therese Rioux, CSC (Sr. Mary Clement) - April 29, 1927 – August 25, 2022
  • Sr. Jacqueline Kirouac, CSC - March 14, 1939 – June 8, 2022

Sisters Called Home in 2021

  • Sr. Georgette R. Caron, CSC (Sr. Georgette of Auvergne) - April 12, 1925 – November 21, 2021
  • Sr. Louise Tarpey, CSC (Sr. Louise-de-Marillac) - April 2, 1928 – September 6, 2021
  • Sr. Lucille Y. Blais, CSC (Sr. Mary Gerard, Martyr) - March 15, 1928 – October 9, 2021
  • Sr. Cecile Lebeau, CSC (Sr. Marie de Ste. Cecile, martyre) - September 19, 1920 – March 24, 2021

Sisters Called Home in 2020

  • Sr. Denise Turcotte, CSC (Sr. Jerome of the Cross) - February 25, 1946 – December 12, 2020
  • Sr. Ruth George, CSC - March 8, 1926 – November 11, 2020
  • Sr. Pauline Lavigne, CSC (Sr. Mary Pauline Therese) - January 7, 1926 – November 2, 2020
  • Sister Lucille Dutilly, CSC (Soeur Marie de St. Jean-de-Jesus) - March 25, 1923 – August 8, 2020
  • Sister Doris Guerette, CSC - August 14, 1927 – July 17, 2020
  • Sister Pauline L. Lebel - November 18, 1932 – June 11, 2020
  • Sister Pauline C. Plant (Sr. Mary Antonine) - March 5, 1936 – March 9, 2020
  • Sister Lorraine D. Doucet (Sr. Mary Lucien of the Cross) - May 15, 1938 – February 4, 2020

Sisters of Holy Cross

In 2017 we celebrated 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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