November 21, 1933 – June 3, 2018
Putnam – Sr. Anita Lambert, 84, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit died on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT where she had been in residence since August 2016.
Born Marie Antoinette Cécile Anita Lambert on November 21, 1933 in Granite-Ville, VT, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Marie Isabelle Lambert. She entered religious life in Putnam in 1950 and made her religious profession on August 18, 1953 at the Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam, CT. She was then known as Sr. Rose Albert de Marie.
She received a B.A. in Education in 1954 from the Diocesan Sisters’ College, Putnam Branch in Putnam, CT and then went on to obtain an M.A. in Education in 1960 from Boston College, Boston, MA.
Primarily a teacher for most of her religious life, she was assigned to Assumption School in Chicopee, MA from 1954-1960 and at St. Mary School in Putnam, CT from 1960-1963. In 1963, she was assigned to West Sacramento, CA at Our Lady of Grace School. In 1965 she transferred to Fairfax, CA and taught at St. Rita School there until 1969. She returned to the East coast in 1969 and taught at Notre Dame School in Pittsfield, MA. In 1971 she was assigned to St. John School in Plainfield, CT. In 1980 she taught at Holy Ghost Academy in Tupper Lake, NY until 1988 when she did parish work there for a year. In 1989, she was assigned to the Provincial House in Putnam where she served as Assistant to the Provincial Treasurer until 1994, at which time she became a receptionist at the Provincial House until 1997. In July of 1997, she went to Orlando, FL where she took over the care of her mother. In 2000, she served as a driver for medical appointments at the Provincial House. In 2010, following some health issues, she retired to the Provincial House and with the close of our Health Care Center she moved to St. Joseph
Living Center on August 22, 2016.
She is survived by her spiritual family; her sisters in community, the Consecrated Seculars and the Associates; as well as a brother, Maurice of Winter Haven, FL and Colchester, VT; and two sisters, Irene A. Nay of Orlando, FL and Pauline Guilfoyle of Christmas, FL.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Provincial House Chapel, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service taking place at 7:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Provincial House Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook please visit www. GilmanAndValade.com.