Putnam – Sr. Alice Chicoine, 93, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in the Holy Spirit Health Care Center where she had been in residence since November of 2014
Born Alice Simone Chicoine on July 3, 1921 in Evansville, VT, the daughter of the late William and Annette (Lucier) Chicoine, Sr. Alice entered religious life in 1938 and made her religious profession on July 1, 1943 in the Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam, CT. She was then known as Sr. Joseph de St. Andre.
Sr. Alice served in various ministries throughout her religious life. She attended and took courses at Diocesan Sisters’ College, and Annhurst College in South Woodstock, CT as well as St. Joseph College in West Hartford, CT. Later, she attended St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Hartford and earned a LPN from that institution. Problems with her health forced her to curtail her performance as a nurse. She obtained a TESL from St. Michael College in Winooski, VT and taught English as a second language at Annhurst College in 1967. She did pastoral work in Hartford, Sweet Springs, West VA; and New Britain, CT. and migrant worker ministry in 1989 and in 1992 she served as Pastoral Assistant in Gadsden and Anniston, AL. In 2002 she served as Pastoral Assistant in Cambridge, VT. and retired to the Provincial House in Putnam in 2000.
Survivors include two brothers, Bill of Murrels Inlet, SC, and Edmond of North Guilford, CT; and two sisters, Theresa Carrier of Glover, VT, and Claire Wolod of McConnellsburg, PA; several nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Calling hours at Holy Spirit Provincial House chapel will be on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in the Holy Spirit Provincial House chapel at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Putnam.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit Retirement Fund, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. The Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT is in charge of arrangements. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com