In Loving Memory

Sr. Jacqueline Kirouac

March 14, 1939 – June 8, 2022

Sister Jacqueline Kirouac was born in Manchester NH on March 14, 1939. She was the only daughter of her parents six children. She entered the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1957 at the age of 18. She pronounced her final vows in 1964.

Sr. Jackie earned a BA degree at Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH. She taught at parochial elementary schools for many years in Massachusetts in New Bedford and Westport. She taught in New Hampshire schools in Manchester and Derry as well. She was also a coach and an administrative assistant at Trinity High School in Manchester for 14 years.

Sr. Jackie later worked in the Catholic School Department for the Diocese of Manchester for 10 years. In her later years she served the community in Manchester at St. George Manor and the Holy Cross Health Center for six years.

On Wednesday, June 8th 2022, Sr. Jackie K. as she was known to all took the hand of the angel that called her name. May she Rest in Peace.


Sr. Georgette R. Caron, CSC (Sr. Georgette of Auvergne)

April 12, 1925 – November 21, 2021

Sr. Georgette R. Caron was born in Nashua, NH on April 12, 1925. She entered the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1942 and made her final profession in 1949. She served the Congregation for 79 years.

Sister Georgette obtained a BA degree from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH and an MS degree in Biology from Notre Dame University in Indiana. After teaching in Montreal, Vermont, New York and New Hampshire both in elementary and high school she came to Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH. At Notre Dame College she taught Biology and served as a Resident Director. She was also Chairperson of the Biology Department, of the Cooperative Academic Policy Committee of the Consortium, of the Curriculum Committee and Lab Coordinator.

Sister Georgette was the recipient of the Professor Emeritus Award and the Alumna of the Year from Notre Dame College. After leaving the College she was Director of Transportation at St. George Manor and retired to the Manor in 2008 and moved to Holy Cross Health Center in 2016.

One of her many great accomplishments was establishing a Holy Cross Scholarship Fund.


Sr. Louise Tarpey, CSC (Sr. Louise-de-Marillac)

March 15, 1928 – October 9, 2021

Sr. Louise Tarpey was born in New Bedford, MA on March 15, 1928. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1946 and pronounced her final vows in 1953.

Sr. Louise was an elementary school teacher in NH and MA. Along with teaching Kindergarten at St. Leo’s in Gonic, she became church organist and music teacher. In 1974 the community recognized Sr. Louise’s Gift of Servant Leadership. From 1974 to 1993 she was named superior in six NH convents where her kindness and gentleness were experienced by many.

After her retirement she volunteered at the Elliot Hospital knitting hats for newborn and premature babies, among other services and wherever else a need arose. Sr. Louise will be long remembered for her quiet presence and contagious smile.


Sisters Called Home in 2021

  • Sr. Lucille Y. Blais, CSC (Sr. Mary Gerard, Martyr) - April 2, 1928 – September 6, 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

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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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