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Subject: OBIT: Sr. Joseph Celine Poulin
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 07:55:24 -0500
This Obituary is from the Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, Connecticut, USA)
February 22, 2006.
Sr. Joseph Celine Poulin, DHS
April 18, 1917 -- February 20, 2006
PUTNAM- Sr. Joseph Celine Poulin, DHS, age 88, a member of the Daughters of
the Holy Spirit, died on Monday, February 20 at the Holy Spirit Health Care
Center, Putnam, CT. She had been a resident there since 2000. Born on April
18, 1917, in St. Ephrem de Beauce, P.Q. Canada, she was the daughter of
Josephat and Albina (Goulet) Poulin. Sr. Joseph entered religious life in
1933 and made her religious profession on September 3, 1936 at the
Motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France. Her first assignments were in a nursery
at St. Albans, in Pontypool and at Holy Ghost in Bedford, both in England.
Upon her return to the United States in 1939, she was assigned to St.
Mary's, Putnam, CT. Other teaching assignments included St. Anne's and St.
Joseph's, Waterbury, CT. After serving as Mistress of Boarders at Putnam
Catholic Academy, Sister went to California where she served as Principal of
Our Lady of Grace School in West Sacramento, St. Rita's in Fairfax and St.
Paul of the Shipwreck in San Francisco. She retired at Holy Spirit Health
Care Center in 2000 after serving as Assistant Coordinator there since 1993.
Survivors include two sisters, Marie Marthe Poulin of Rocky Hill, CT and Sr.
Claire Roland, DHS, of Hartford, CT; several nieces and nephews, grandnieces
Calling hours at the Provincial House Chapel will be on Wednesday, February
22 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:15 PM. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 23 at 2:00 PM at
the Provincial House Chapel 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.
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