PUTNAM – Sister Flore Trudeau, 91, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on March 20, 2016, at Holy Spirit Health Care Center, where she had resided since 2011.
She was born on Feb. 15, 1925, in Graniteville, Vt., and was the daughter of Louis and Hélène (Thériault) Trudeau. She entered religious life in 1941 at Holy Spirit Provincial House in Putnam and made her religious profession there on Aug. 20, 1945. She was then known as Sr. Hélène de St. Joseph.
She was a teacher for most of her religious life, from 1945-91, in schools operated by Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Vermont, New York and California. In Connecticut she taught at St. Joseph School in Waterbury; St. Anne in Hartford; St. Brendan in New Haven, where she was also principal; Sacred Heart in Wauregan; and St. Mary in Putnam.
In 1994 she became the transportation director at Holy Spirit Provincial House.
She retired to Notre Dame Convent in Putnam in 2001 and moved to the Provincial House in 2007. She was admitted to Holy Spirit Health Care Center in 2011.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 22 at the provincial house chapel. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Putnam. Donations in her memory may be sent to the DHS Retirement Fund, Holy Spirit Provincial House, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260.