Sister Irene Boudreau

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BURLINGTON - Sister Irene Boudreau, RSM, (Sister Dolorita), 82, of the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community, Vermont, died at Birchwood Nursing Home in Burlington on July 19, 2013. Sister was in her 64th year of religious life.

Sister Irene was born in Barre, Vt., on March 24, 1931, the daughter of Rose (Dutil) and Romeo Boudreau.

She attended St. Monica Elementary School in Barre and St. Michael's High School in Montpelier. Her bachelor's degree was earned at Trinity College, Burlington.

Sister taught in parochial schools in Burlington, Barre and Montpelier. She worked in the registrar's office at Trinity College and was also coordinator of the word processing center at Trinity, and was the bookstore manager. After retirement, Sister Irene continued her connection with Catholic education, putting her computer skills to good use in her volunteer ministry at Mater Christi School, preparing invitations and newsletters. Even with her many and varied activities, Sister Irene found time to make beautiful pottery which, for a number of years, was sold at the Mercy Bazaar.

Sister Irene entered the Sisters of Mercy on Aug. 15, 1949, and was professed on Aug. 18, 1952.

A lover of nature and of animals and a woman of many talents, Sister Irene used her skills and creativity in a variety of ways.

The Sisters of Mercy are most grateful to the staff at Birchwood Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Sister Irene.

She is survived by her sister Suzanne Ferrari and her husband, Edward, of Barre, Vt., several nieces and nephews and also by her sisters in religion, the Sisters of Mercy. She was predeceased by her parents Rose (Dutil) and Romeo Boudreau, and by her sister Jeannine Lajeunesse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on July 22, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in Mount St. Mary Chapel. At Sister's request, no visiting hours will be held. Those wishing to offer their condolences may gather at Mount St. Mary Chapel one hour prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy in support of their ministerial works, in care of the Life and Ministry Administrator, 100 Mansfield Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.

Arrangements are in the care of the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
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Published in Times Argus from July 20 to July 21, 2013
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