Sr. Alice Pare April 7, 1920~January 14, 2018
Sister Alice Pare (Sr. Lucilla Maria) SUSC of Madonna Manor, North Attleboro, MA died on January 14, 2018 at the age of 97. She was born in Pawtucket, RI on April 7, 1920, daughter of the late Rodolphe and Diana (Larocque) Pare. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, several nieces including Sr. Gertrude Pare, SUSC of Tewksbury, nephews. grandnieces and grandnephews survive her. Her sisters Rolande LeClair, Lucille Pare, Anita Pierce, Claire Stratigakis, Theresa LeClair and brothers Maurice, Gerard and Lucien Pare predeceased her.
Sister Alice graduated from St. Cecilia High School, Pawtucket. She entered the Holy Union Sisters on January 23,1937, and pronounced her final vows on August 15, 1944. She attended Sacred Heart School of Education and received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Catholic Teachers College, Providence, RI.
Sister Alice’s teaching career spanned nearly forty years. She taught elementary grades in schools staffed by the Holy Union Sisters in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. When she left teaching, she served as administrator for the Holy Union Sisters retirement community at St. Mary’s Convent, North Attleboro. In 2000 she joined the Holy Union Sisters living at The Landmark, Fall River. In January 2017, Sr. Alice celebrated eighty years as a Holy Union Sister. Recently she moved to Madonna Manor in North Attleboro due to failing health.
The Mass of Christian Burial took place on January 19, at St. Mary Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro. Funeral arrangements were by Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, North Attleboro.
Donations in Sr. Alice’s memory may be made to the Holy Union Sisters’ Mission Advancement Office, P.O. Box 410, Milton, MA 02186-0006.
Her former students remembered Sister Alice fondly and many visited her regularly long after she left teaching. She was noted for her knitting and crocheting skills.
Countless babies wore the blanket sets she lovingly crafted. Not wanting to take credit personally, she included this card in the box with each gift.
In a reflection on how she lived out and shared the Holy Union charism, Sr. Alice wrote that she often said this simple prayer, “Christ, help me to be a reflection of you”. All who knew Sr. Alice could witness that she was indeed a reflection of Christ.
Posted on Wed, January 17, 2018
by Mary Lou Simcoe