Sr. Marjorie Furze – DHS
July 10, 1924 – March 10, 2010
Putnam – Sr. Marjorie Furze, 85, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in the Holy Spirit Health Care Center where she had been a resident since 2004.
Sr. Marjorie was born on July 10, 1924 in Fall River, MA, the daughter of the late Charles and Kathryn (Kennedy) Furze. She entered religious life in 1949 and made her religious profession at the Motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France on August 23, 1951. She was then known as Sr. Catherine de Notre Dame.
She earned an R.N. degree from St. Anne Hospital in Fall River prior to entering in 1949. Her first assignment was in Hartford in 1951 where she ministered to the sick as a visiting nurse. In 1953, she became Head Nurse at the Villa St. Joseph, a home for sick and retired Sisters in Putnam, CT. She became a member of the Provincial Council in 1968 until 1971 all the while continuing her work at the Villa St. Joseph. In 1975, she was assigned as Head Nurse at St. Clare Home in Newport, RI. She retired to Manchester, CT in 1998 and was assigned to Notre Dame Convent in Putnam, CT in 2003. As her health declined, she then became a patient at Holy Spirit Health Care Center in 2004.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Calling hours at the Provincial House chapel will be on Friday, March 12, 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 Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 11:00am in the Holy Spirit Provincial House chapel. Burial will follow at 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.
The Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT has been entrusted with arrangements.