In Loving Memory
Sr. Therese Landry September 29, 1926 – January 27, 2018
Sister Therese Landry, SUSC
(Sister Marie Angeline)
September 29, 1926 – January 27, 2018
Sister Therese Landry (Sr. Marie Angeline) SUSC died January 27 at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River at the age of ninety-two. Sr. Therese was born in Chelsea, MA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Marthe (Cormier) Landry. Her sister, Marie Landry and brothers Joseph and Francis Landry predeceased her. Her sister Jeanne (Landry) Federman of Maryland as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive her.
A graduate of Chelsea High School, Sr. Therese worked as a stenographer before entering the Holy Union Sisters on September 13, 1947. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Catholic Teachers College, Providence, and a Masters Degree from St. Michael College, Winooski VT. Sr. Therese taught in elementary schools staffed by the Holy Union Sisters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. When she left teaching, she was in charge of food services in Holy Union Convents in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. Sr. Therese served as school secretary in her home parish of Our Lady of the Assumption in Chelsea for fourteen years. She joined the retirement community at St. Mary’s Convent, North Attleboro in 1990 where she provided service to the elderly and taught religious education in the parish. She joined the Holy Union Sisters at The Landmark in 2003 where she enjoyed all the activities available to the residents. In 2014 Sr. Therese moved to Catholic Memorial Home due to failing health. In 2017 Sr. Therese celebrated her 70th anniversary as a Holy Union Sister.
All funeral arrangements took place at the Chapel of St. Margaret Mary, Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Avenue, Fall River, MA on February 2. Burial followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. Arrangements were by Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home, Fall River, MA. Donations in Sr. Therese’s memory may be made to Holy Union Sisters Mission Advancement Office, P.O. BOX 410, MILTON, MA 02186.
Throughout her seventy years as a religious, Sister Therese was a gentle presence to all she met. The Holy Union virtue of simplicity characterized all her actions. In her later years she lived Article 62 of the Holy Union Sisters’ Constitutions:
“Our participation in the Community mission lasts all through life.
When we are limited in active apostolic service by age or illness,
we believe that we contribute vitally to the fruitfulness of the common mission
through our prayer, presence and suffering.”