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Sr. Blanche Thibault, DHS

Posted By Bill On March 27, 2020 @ 3:11 pm In Obituaries | 4 Comments


June 17, 1925 – March 26, 2020

Sr. Blanche Thibault, DHS, 94, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit died unexpectedly on Thursday March 26, 2020, at Saint Joseph Living Center in Windham.

Born on June 17, 1925, in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of Albert and Eva (Vigeant) Thibault. Sr. Blanche entered religious life in 1948 and made her religious profession on August 16, 1949 in Putnam. She was then known as Sr. Albert de Ste. Anne.

Most of her years in ministry were in nurseries and day care centers in Fall River, Newport, and Putnam. She loved the little children and was dedicated to them. In 1989, she moved to the Provincial House in Putnam, and was active in housekeeping there until she retired in 1993. In 2017, she was missioned to St. Joseph Community in Windham, CT.

She is survived by the Daughters of the Holy Spirit spiritual family – her sisters in community, the Consecrated Seculars and the Associates as well as her sisters, Alice Mandeville and Florence Steele, both of Florida and Imelda Bernard of Ohio. She was predeceased by her brothers, Armand and Oscar and her sisters, Anita and Irene.

There will be a private graveside service. A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date.
Donations may be made to the DHS Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 497, Putnam, CT 06260
The Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences for the family of “Sr. Blanche Thibault, DHS”

Condolence from Fran Falanga on March 28th, 2020 9:51 am

Dearest sisters,
I am so sorry for our loss. I was very fond of Sr. Blanche. She came to the Provincial House the same year I was hired. We became friends quickly. That friendship lasted the entire 28 years of my employment.

Condolence from Moe amd Pam Coderre on March 28th, 2020 9:23 pm

I fondly remember sister as the elevator operator at the sisters funerals at the Provincial House. When sister was transferred to the nursing home and we had a funeral I couldn’t figure out home to get to the main floor. She was a beautiful person. May she be in God’s warm embrace as I am sure she is!

Condolence from Diane Moylan-Cooke on March 29th, 2020 11:30 am

May God rest her soul. My condolences to the entire Provincial House and to the family of Sister Blanche. So many receptive greetings from Sister. Her kind words and lovely smile will always be remembered. God certainly has blessed all of us who were graced by the Sisters at the PH. What a blessing it has been to get to know such special, faithful, talented, and educated women! May God continue to bless you all. Love to you all.

Condolence from Lydia Brunell on April 2nd, 2020 12:31 pm

Dear Sisters,
My deepest sympathy to the community of sisters & the family who mourn the loss of another beloved sister and friend. May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you and continue to embrace you in His Love.
With Sympathy & continued Prayers,
Lydia (Caouette) Brunell.

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