Sr. Marie Anne Vigneault, 95, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at The Holy Spirit Health Care Center in Putnam.
Born on June 10, 1917 in St. Valère, Canada, the daughter of Henri and Rose D. (Geoffrey) Vigneault, she entered religious life in 1934 and made profession at the Motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France on September 2, 1937. She was then known as Sr. Rose Henri.
She was a dietician for most of her religious life and between 1937 and 1974 she was assigned in turn to St. Joseph Convent, Pawtucket, RI., Annhurst College in South Woodstock, CT , St. Mary Convent, Jewett City, CT, St. Anne Convent, Swanton, VT, the Provincial House in Putnam, St. Joseph Villa, Putnam, CT and St. Joseph Convent, Burlington, VT. In 1974 she was assigned to St. Joseph Guest House in New Haven, CT where she did domestic work. In 1979 she was assigned to St. Clare Home in Newport, RI where she served initially as a Nurses’ Aide and later as dietician until 1998 at which time she retired to the Provincial House in Putnam.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, all of Canada and a cousin, Rita Plouffe of Chicopee, MA.
Calling hours at the Provincial House will be on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:15pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Holy Spirit Provincial House at 11:00am followed by burial in 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 in entrusted with arrangements. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.