June 14, 1924 – 2013
Sr. Mary Ann Bisaillon, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Friday, October 04, 2013, at Holy Spirit Health Care Center in Putnam, CT.
Born on June 14, 1924 in Hartford, CT she was the daughter of the late Edouard and Marie Brisebois Bisaillon.
Sr. Mary Ann entered religious life in 1942 and made her religious profession on August 18, 1947 at the Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam, CT. She was then known as
Sr. Madeleine David. A graduate of Diocesan Sisters’ College, she earned a B.A. in Education.
She served as an educator for most of her religious life in schools operated by the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in CT, MA, NY, CA and AL. In 1995 she was Superintendent Aide in the Diocese of Stockton, CA. She also spent some time working at our two Guest Houses for Women—St. Joseph in New Haven, CT and St. Elizabeth in Hartford, CT. She retired at St. Gertrude in Stockton, CA in 2001 and moved to the Provincial House in Putnam, CT in 2003 and to the Health Care Center in 2009.
She is survived by a nephew, James Bisaillon of Farmington, CT and several cousins.
Calling hours at the Holy Spirit Provincial House will be on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 6-8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:15. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Provincial House Chapel in Putnam on Wednesday, October 9 at 11 AM. Burial will follow at St.MaryCemetery in Putnam.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit Retirement Fund, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT06260. The Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT is in charge of arrangements.