1922 – 2010
Sr. Louis Ernest, 88, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit (White Sisters), died on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Holy Spirit Health Care Center in Putnam, CT where she had been a patient since January of 2008.
Born Léonie Brodeur on May 25, 1922 in Wauregan, CT, the daughter of the late Arthur and Célinise (Kérouac) Brodeur, Sr. Louis entered religious life in 1938 and made her religious profession on July 1, 1943 at the Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam, CT.
Sr. Louis studied at St. Joseph Hospital in New York where she earned an LPN certificate and served in health care all of her religious life in the following localities—Fall River,MA; Pawtucket, RI; Putnam, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Newport, RI; and Providence, RI—all of this spanning a total of 64years and most of it in district nursing.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grandnephews
Calling hours at the Provincial House chapel will be on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 6-8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:15 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam at 11:00 AM followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Putnam, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DHS Retirement Fund, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260 is in charge of arrangements. For guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com