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PUTNAM – Sister Alice Chicoine, 93, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Dec. 17, 2014, in the Holy Spirit Health Care Center, where she had resided since November 2014.

Born Alice Simone Chicoine on July 3, 1921, in Evansville, Vt., a daughter of the late William and Annette (Lucier) Chicoine, she entered religious life in 1938 and made her religious profession on July 1, 1943, in the Holy Spirit Provincial House. She was then known as Sister Joseph de St. Andre.

Sister Alice attended Diocesan Sisters’ College and Annhurst College in South Woodstock, as well as St. Joseph College in West Hartford. Later, she attended St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Hartford and earned a Licensed Practical Nursing degree.

She taught English as a second language at Annhurst College in 1967. She then did pastoral work in Hartford, New Britain and Sweet Springs, W.Va., and ministered to migrant workers in 1989. After serving as a pastoral assistant in Alabama and Vermont, she retired to the provincial house in Putnam in 2000.

Survivors include two brothers, Bill of Murrels Inlet, S.C., and Edmond of North Guilford; and two sisters, Theresa Carrier of Glover, Vt., and Claire Wolod of McConnellsburg, Pa. She also is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 20, 2014, in the Holy Spirit Provincial House chapel. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery.

Donations in Sister Alice’s memory may be made to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit Retirement Fund, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260.