PUTNAM Sister Beatrice Rompré, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on May 13 at the Holy Spirit Health Care Center, where she had resided since 1997.
She was born on June 21, 1914, in Waterbury, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rena (Benoit) Rompré.
She entered religious life in 1932 and professed her vows on Aug. 8, 1935, at the motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France. She was then known as Sister Claire Genevieve. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Annhurst College in Woodstock and a Master of Arts Degree from Boston College.
Sister Beatrice was a teacher for most of her religious life. She taught music from 1935-39 in Landerneau, France. After returning to the United States, she taught in Waterbury, New London and Putnam; Graniteville and Swanton, Vt.; and Fitchburg, Mass. She was the first principal of a school in Greenfield Park, Canada. After 1990, she worked in the secretariat and development office at the provincial house.
Survivors include two brothers, Raymond and Earl, both of Waterbury; two sisters, Claire Donnelly of Wolcott and Notre Dame Sister Rita Rompré of West Haven; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Father Richard Archambault, chaplain, celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial on May 15 in the provincial house chapel.