Sr. Simone LeBlond, DHS
1923 — 2012
Sr. Simone LeBlond, (88), a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Friday, November 23, 2012 at the Holy Spirit Health Care Center where she had been in residence since 2010. She was born on May 12, 1923 in Trois Pistoles, Qc, Canada and was the daughter of Pierre and Anna LeBlond. She entered religious life in 1940 in Putnam, CT and made her religious profession in August of 1945 at Holy Spirit Provincial House there. She was then known as Sr. Thérèse Lucille.
Sr. Simone obtained a B.A. in Education and was involved in education both as teacher in several schools and later as school Principal. In 1987 she went to work for the State of Connecticut in Hartford doing clerical work. In 1992 she became Coordinator at St. Clare Convent in Newport, RI until her retirement in 1998 in Manchester, CT. From there she moved to Notre Dame Convent in Putnam in 2003, to the Holy Spirit Provincial House in 2006 and to the Health Care Center in 2010.
She is survived by nieces and nephews as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.
Calling hours at the Provincial House in Putnam will be on Monday, November 26 from 6 – 8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:15 . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11 A.M. at the Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DHS Retirement Fund, Holy Spirit Provincial House, 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.