December 10, 1919 – September 23, 2016
Sr. Annette Farley, (97), a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Friday, September 23, 2016 at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT. .
Sr. Annette was born on December 10, 1919 in Putnam, CT, the daughter of Armand and Anna (Robillard) Farley, she entered religious life in 1938 and made her religious profession on July 1, 1943 at Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam, CT. She was then known as Sr. Anna de St. George.
She earned a B.A. from Annhurst College and an M.A. in Music from Duquesne University. From 1943 – 1972 she taught music in various assignments including St. Mary School in Jewett City, CT; Assumption School in Chicopee, MA; All Hallows School in Moosup, CT; St. Joseph School in Burlington, VT; St. Joseph School in Waterbury, CT; and Putnam Catholic Academy, Putnam, CT where she taught French in addition to music. From 1983-95 she served as full time school secretary at St. Mary School in Putnam. In 1996 she went to work as an assistant in the Provincial Treasurer’s office at the Provincial House. In 2011 she retired from the Business Office and in 2012 she moved to the Health Care Center in Putnam following some health issues. In June of 2016 following the close of the Health Care Center in Putnam she moved to St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT.
Survivors include nieces and nephews in Vernon, Willimantic, Winsted and Windsor, CT.
Calling hours at the Provincial House Chapel will be on Monday, September 26, 2016, From 6-8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:15 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:00AM in the Provincial House Chapel. Followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Putnam. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DHS Retirement Fund, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT, 06260. Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.