Sr. Muriel Lusignan, DHS
December 3, 1923 – May 8, 2010
Sr. Muriel Lusignan, DHS, 86, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit died on Saturday morning May 8, 2010 at Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam, CT.
Sr. Muriel was born on December 3, 1923 in Pittsfield, MA, the daughter of the late Arthur and Marguerite (Maurier) Lusignan. She entered religious life in 1942 and made her religious profession on August 18, 1947 at the Holy Spirit Provincial House, Putnam, CT. She was then known as Sr. Arthur Marguerite.
A graduate of Annhurst College, Sr. Muriel earned her Masters degree in Business Education from the Catholic University, Washington, D.C. She taught briefly at St. Louis School in New Haven and in 1953 she was assigned to teach in the Business Department at Annhurst College. In 1965 she was assigned to St. Bernard High School in New London first as Vice Principal and later Principal for a total of seven years. In 1972 she went back to Annhurst College where in addition to her teaching duties she served as Financial Aid Director and later Dean of Students. From 1980 until 1999 she was appointed Office Manager of the Admissions Office at the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA. In the Fall of 1999, she was appointed Business Manager at the Development Office of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Putnam, CT.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.
Calling hours at the Provincial House chapel will be on Monday, May 10, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:15pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 11:00 am in the Provincial House Chapel followed by burial 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. Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT is in charge of arrangements.