Sr. Eleanor Breton, DHS
1932 – 2010
Putnam – Sr. Eleanor Breton, DHS, 77, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Holy Spirit Health Care Center where she had been in residence since 1998.
The daughter of the late Albert and Bertha (Thibeault) Breton, Sr. Eleanor was born in Putnam, CT. She entered religious life 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. Marie Albert de Jesus.
She received a B.A. degree from Diocesan Sisters’ College, Putnam, CT, and an M.A. from Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. She taught most of her active life. Assignments were as follows: St. Anthony School, Bridgeport, CT; Assumption School, Chicopee, MA; St. Cecilia, Leominster, MA; and St. Mary School, Putnam, CT. In 1985, Sr. Eleanor became a clerical assistant at All Hallows School, Moosup, CT. Ill health caused her to retire to the Provincial House in 1998.
Survivors include one sister, Theresa Carver of Mystic, CT; and two brothers, Albert of West Willington, CT, and Richard of Naples Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours at the Provincial House chapel will be on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:15 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Provincial House chapel followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit Retirement Fund, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. Gilman Funeral Home has been entrusted with her arrangements.