January 3, 1930- October 29, 2017
Sr. Edna Caouette, DHS, 87, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Sunday,
October 29, 2017 at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT
Born Marie Blanche Edna Caouette on January 3, 1930, in Bristol, CT, the daughter of the late Eugene and Leda (Pelletier) Caouette, Sr. Edna entered religious life in Putnam, CT in 1947 and made her religious profession on August 23, 1950 at the Motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France. She was then known as Sr. Armand Thérèse.
Upon her return to the United States, Sr. Edna was appointed to St. John Nursery in Fall River, MA and later to Carter Day nursery in Providence, RI. She also taught the primary grades at Immaculate Conception School, Fitchburg, MA; St. Joseph School, Burlington, VT; St. Anne School, Waterbury, CT; St. Sylvester School, Graniteville, VT; St. Anthony School, Bridgeport, CT and St. Mary School, Putnam, CT. From 1982 to 1994, she worked in the Admissions Office at Fannie Allen Hospital, Winooski, VT. After serving two years as bookkeeper in the Business Office at the Provincial House in Putnam, she retired at All Hallows Convent, Moosup, CT. in 1996. In 2004, she became a resident at Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam and in October of 2009 she was admitted to Holy Spirit Health Care Center there.
She is survived by her spiritual family, her sisters in community, the Consecrated Seculars and the DHS Associates as well as one sister, Pearl Bouchard of Southbridge, MA and several nieces and nephews. Sr. Edna was predeceased five brothers Armand, Ernest, Albert, Raymond, and Roland; and a sister Irene Lavallee.
Calling hours at the Provincial House chapel, 72 Church St., Putnam will be on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 6-8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:15PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Provincial House followed by burial at 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 or please have Masses said for the repose of Sr. Edna’s soul. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT is in charge of arrangements. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.