Sr. Marie Michaud, DHS, 98 , a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Thursday, December 04, 2014at Holy Spirit Health Care Center where she was in residence since 2010.
Born Marie Desneiges Michaud on September 9, 1916, in St. Louis du Ha! Ha!, P.Q. Canada, the daughter of the late Georges and Edith (Pelletier) Michaud, Sr. Marie entered religious life in 1930 and made her religious profession on August 8, 1935 at the Motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France. She was then known as Sr. Georges du Sacré Coeur. Following her profession she became Mistress of Boarders at St. Jeanne d’Arc in Lannion, France and at La Glanerie in Belgium.
Upon her return to the United States Sr. Marie received a B.A. from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, CT and an M.A. from Fordham University, New York, NY. Her teaching assignments included Notre Dame School, Pittsfield, MA, St. Joseph School, Burlington, VT, St. Anne School, Hartford, CT and St. Mary’s School, Putnam, CT.
From 1959-62, She was named American delegate to the General Council at the Motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France. When she returned from France she was assigned to teach at St. Mary’s School in Jewett City, CT. In 1964 she was appointed Diocesan Supervisor of schools for the Diocese of Norwich and in 1969 she was appointed Provincial Supervisor of Schools for the American Province of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit. In 1971 she served as instructor at Annhurst College, South Woodstock, CT. She also served as Principal of St. Cecilia School, Leominster, MA and later as Secretary at St. Anne School, Hartford, CT. In 1987 she worked for the City of Waterbury, CT and later as clerk for the Palladino Center for Seniors in Waterbury. She also did some part-time tutoring for the City of Waterbury while in semi-retirement.
She is survived by her sisters in community, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit as well as several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Calling hours at the Provincial House chapel will be on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:15. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM followed by burial at St. Mary’s 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, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT is in charge of arrangements. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.