PUTNAM – Sister Marcelle Frechette, 90, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Dec. 6, 2013, at the Holy Spirit Provincial Health Care Center, where she had resided since 2007.
She was born on June 5, 1923, in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of the late Arthur and Marie (Normand) Frechette. She entered religious life in 1940 and made her religious profession on Aug. 20, 1945, at the Holy Spirit Provincial House. She was then known as Sister Anne Arthur.
Sister Marcelle received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Diocesan Sisters’ College in South Woodstock. From 1945-80, she taught or worked in schools in Waterbury and Jewett City, as well as in Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Alabama and Canada. She later provided domestic services at the provincial house and served as part-time receptionist, a position she held until 2006.
Survivors include two brothers, Donald Frechette of Danville, N.H., and Robert Frechette of Tempe, Ariz., and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 11, 2013, at Holy Spirit Provincial House.