PUTNAM – Sister Priscilla Paradis, 81, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Feb. 20, 2016, at the Holy Spirit Provincial House, where she had resided since 2010.
Born Priscilla Vivienne Paradis on Oct. 31, 1934, in Norwich, she was a daughter of the late Lionel Joseph Paradis and Emmanuella (Varieur) Paradis.
She entered religious life in Putnam at the Holy Spirit Provincial House in September 1954 and made her religious profession in April of 1955. She was then known as Sister Priscilla Joseph.
She began her teaching career in elementary schools operated by her order, at St. Anne in Hartford in 1958; in Fairfax, Calif.; at Holy Family in Fairfield in 1963; St. Mary’s in Putnam in 1969; and at St. Anne in Waterbury in 1972.
She provided home health care for Day Kimball Hospital from 1987 until 1994. Sister Priscilla retired in 2009.
She is survived by her sister Jeanne Lucier of Danielson, a niece, a nephew and her religious community.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 27 at the provincial house.
Donations may be made to the DHS Retirement Fund, Holy Spirit Provincial House, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260.