In Loving Memory

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.

Sr. Angela Moreau, CSC (Sr. Mary Angela of the Eucharist)

October 16, 1933 – May 20, 2023

Sr. Angela Moreau was born in Nashua, NH on October 16, 1933 She was the15th of 16 children. Sr. Angela entered the Congregation of Holy Cros in 1955. She made her final profession in 1962.

Sr. Angela carried out culinary duties in the convents of the sisters of Holy Cross in Gonic, Manchester, Newmarket, Suncook, Rollinsford and Pittsfield, NH. She also carried out culinary duties in Adams and New Bedford, MA as well as in Groton, CT.

Sr. Angela returned to St George Manor, Manchester, NH in 1981. In 2014 she transferred to Holy Cross Health Center in Manchester, NH.

She served the Congregation for 67 years.

Sr. Therese Rioux, CSC (Sr. Mary Clement)

April 29, 1927 – August 25, 2022

Sister Therese Rioux was born in Nashua on April 29, 1927. She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1943. She made her final profession in 1950. Sr. Therese earned a BA from Notre Dame College and an MA from Providence College.

Sister Therese taught in elementary parochial schools and high schools under the direction of the Sisters of Holy Cross in North Grosvendale, CT, New Bedford, MA, Manchester and Nashua, NH. She was involved in Religious Education in St. Albans, VT and Norwich, CT. In her later years, Sister Therese served her community as a CNA at Holy Cross Health Center.

Sister Therese retired to St. George Manor in 2004 and then due to declining health to Holy Cross Health Center in 2008. She served the Congregation for 76 years. She passed away at her residence on August 25, 2022 at the age of 95.

Sister Therese will be remembered for her great love of God and her faithfulness to her Holy Cross Community and to her family.

Sisters Called Home in 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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