MANCHESTER - Sister Doris Gagnon, P.M., 72, of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, died June 15, 2013, at St. Joseph Residence in Manchester.
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The daughter of Joseph and Marie-Ange (Dupuis) Gagnon, Sr. Doris was born in Berlin on Oct. 24, 1940. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Hudson, on Feb. 11, 1959, pronounced her First Vows on Aug. 15, 1961, and Perpetual Vows on Aug. 15, 1966.
Sister Doris received her Bachelor of Arts from Rivier University in Nashua. She continued her studies in Ministry Foundations Program at Notre Dame College in Manchester and CPE Programs at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Sister Doris taught for 12 years in the Catholic elementary schools in Berlin, Hudson, and Manchester. For 37 years, she ministered as chaplain, accompanied by 30 faithful volunteers at S.N.H. Medical Center and at Greenbriar, Fairview and Courville Nursing Homes. She fulfilled her position as chaplain with compassion, joy, zeal, and love.
Sr. Doris was predeceased by her parents and two siblings.
Survivors include her brothers, Dr. Raymond Gagnon and wife Jeannine of Holyoke, Mass., Dr. Paul Gagnon and wife Wilda of East Hartford, Conn., Rev. Andre Gagnon of Manchester and Arthur Gagnon of Manchester; her sisters, Rita Frechette and husband Robert of Manchester, Julienne Roy and husband Roger of West Bristol, Conn.
services: Calling hours are Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. in the Resurrection Chapel of St. Marie Residence, 495 Mammoth Road, Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Blessed John the XXIII Church (St. John the Evangelist), 25 Library St., Hudson. Burial will follow in the Presentation of Mary Cemetery, Hudson.
Donations may be made to the Sisters of the Presentation Retirement Fund, 495 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 03104.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting with arrangements. To send a message of condolence, go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on June 16, 2013