December 14, 1916 – June 5, 2018
Windham, CT – Sr. Imelda Lagacé (101) a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit died on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the St. Joseph Living Center, in Windham, CT.
She was born Marie Rosanna Imelda Lagacé on December 14, 1916 in Danielson, CT, the daughter of the late Vertume and Octavie (du Plessis) Lagacé. She entered religious life in 1942 and made her Religious profession on August 18, 1947 at the Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam, CT.
She was then known as Sr. Imelda du Sacré Coeur. She earned a B.A. in Education from Annhurst College.
Her first teaching assignment was at St. Joseph School in Burlington, VT in 1947 and at Immaculate Conception School in Chicopee, MA in 1953. She was then named Superior of our First Mission to African Americans in Gadsden, AL in 1955. She was missioned to St. Anne School, Waterbury, CT in 1961, to St. Anne School in Swanton, VT in 1966 and to St. Anthony’s School in Bridgeport, CT in 1970. In 1971, she was appointed Dean of Women at Annhurst College until 1975 when she went to St. Mary School in Jewett City, CT. She was appointed Superior at St. Anne’ s Convent, Waterbury, CT. In 1976 and in 1977 she returned to Gadsden, AL as Pastoral Assistant. She was assigned to
Bethany Community in Hartford, CT while doing secretarial work at Holy Family Retreat House in West Hartford. In 1984 she retired to Anawim Community in Waterbury, CT.
She is survived by her sisters in community, the Consecrated Seculars and the Associates as well as by a sister, Sr. Marie Alice Lagacé of the African and World Apostolate Kumasi, Ghana Africa. She resides in Port St. Lucie, FL. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Calling hours at the Holy Spirit Provincial House Chapel, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT will take place on Monday, June 11, 2018 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 at 11:00 a.m. in the Provincial House Chapel on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery in 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 & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260 have been entrusted with the arrangements. For memorial guestbook, please visit www.GilmanandValade.com.