Sr. Imelda Michaud, DHS
1930 – 2011
Putnam-Sr. Imelda Michaud, 80, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam, CT where she had been in residence since November of 2010.
She was born on December 15, 1930 in Hartford, CT and was the daughter of the late Fernand and Imelda (Nadeau) Michaud. She entered religious life in 1947 at the Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam and made her religious profession on August 23, 1950 in St. Brieuc, France. She was then known as Sr. Imelda de l’Eucharistie.
She taught from 1950-53 after which she was sent to study nursing at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford where she obtained her RN. Following this she obtained a BS degree. She then served as Nursing Supervisor at Holy Ghost Convalescent Hospital in Uncasville, CT as well as the Villa St. Joseph in Putnam. She also taught Biology at Putnam Catholic Academy, a boarding high school for girls in Putnam as well as at Annhurst College where she served as both teacher and nurse at both locations. In 1971 she was named Provincial Councilor and in 1978 she was elected General Councillor with residence at the Generalate in Rennes, France. In 1990 she returned to the United States and was named District Coordinator of DHS ministries in CA. In 1992 she became Director of Pastoral Ministry and Health Services at Mercy Hospital in Merced, CA and in 1997 she became Regional Spiritual Services Director at San Joaquin—Sierra Region. In 2002, she became Assistant Director of CA Associates and she moved Patterson, CA. As her health declined she retired to Holy Spirit Provincial House in 2010.
She is survived by a step brother, Paul Michaud of Sanford, Florida and several cousins.
Calling Hours at the Provincial House in Putnam will be on Friday, July 29, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:15 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday afternoon at 2 PM at the Provincial House Chapel in Putnam.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the DHS Retirement Fund, Holy Sprit Provincial House, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. Arrangements entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home. For Memorial Guestbook, visit www.GilmanAndValade.com