1915 – 2011
Putnam – Sr. Mildred Durocher, DHS, 96, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit died on Friday, December 23, 2011 in Holy Spirit Health Care Center where she had been in residence since 2002.
Born Mildred Marie Durocher on November 21, 1915 in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Moise and Eva (Roy) Durocher. After nurses’ training at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT, she entered religious life in 1935 and made her religious profession on August 23, 1938 at the Motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France. She was then known as Sr. Agathe de Jesus.
Sr. Mildred became a visiting nurse in Fall River, MA and later served in a nursing capacity in Providence, RI, and at St. Clare Home in Newport, RI. She also taught in elementary schools in Leominster, MA; Fairfield, CT; and Swanton, VT. In 1975, she served as dietician at Holy Spirit Convent, Bridgeport, CT until her retirement in 1985.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Rita Durocher of Chagrin Falls, OH; and several nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.
Calling hours at the Holy Spirit Provincial House chapel will be on Monday, December 26 from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:15 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 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, 104 Church St., is in charge of arrangements.