July 17,1920 – July 18, 2016
Sr. Thérèse Massé, 96, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on July 18, 2016 at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT where she had been in residence since June 24, 2016.
Born Thérèse Marie Massé in Jewett City, CT on July 17, 1920, the daughter of Louis and Léontine (Roy) Massé, Sr. Thérèse entered religious life in 1941 and made her religious profession in 1945 at the Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam. She was then known as Sr. Louis Daniel.
Sr. Thérèse earned a B.A. from Diocesan Sisters’ College in 1968 with a major in Education and was a teacher for most of her religious life including St. Anne School in Waterbury, CT, St. Anne School in Swanton, VT and St. Edmond School in Greenfield Park, Canada. She served as submistress at the novitiate of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Putnam, from 1957-1964 at which time she resumed her teaching career at Putnam Catholic Academy from 1964-1966. In 1970 she was assigned to Fairfield, CT as Superior, followed by three years at St. Joseph School in Burlington, VT and sixteen years at All Hallows School in Moosup, CT. Her last assignment was that of CCD teacher at All Hallows Parish in Moosup until her retirement in 1991.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.
There will be a Prayer Service for her at St. Joseph Living Center on Thursday, July 21 at 2 PM . Calling Hours at the Provincial House in Putnam will be on the same day from 5-8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:15. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 22 at 11 AM in the Provincial House Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DHS Retirement Fund, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT. Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT is in charge of arrangements. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.