Sister Blanche Marie Bergeron, SUSC


NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS. – Holy Union Sister Blanche Marie Bergeron, 94, died Jan. 19 at Madonna Manor.

A native of Pawtucket, she was the second oldest daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Lamoureux) Bergeron. She attended the former St. John Baptist High School in Pawtucket.

Sister Bergeron entered the Holy Union Sisters in Fall River, Mass. on Feb. 24, 1939 and professed her final vows Aug. 1, 1946. She studied at the former College of the Sacred Hearts, Fall River, Mass. and received a bachelor of science degree from the former Catholic Teachers College, Providence, and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Rhode Island. She was a certified librarian in the Rhode Island public schools.

Sister Bergeron’s teaching career spanned more than 40 years in elementary schools in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. From 1968 to 1972 she taught at St. Cecilia School, Pawtucket.

In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her sisters Loretta Cunha of Attleboro, Lillianne Depot of Pawtucket, Germaine Genest of South Attleboro, Therese Marziasz of Pawtucket, Clarice McCormick of Providence and brother Gerard Bergeron of Arizona and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive her. Her sisters Jeannette Paquin, Edna Pyne and brother Arthur Bergeron predeceased her.

In 2001, Sister Bergeron retired fully at St. Mary’s Villa, Lowell, Mass. In 2006, she moved to Madonna Manor where she remained until her death.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 24 at Sacred Heart Church, North Attleboro. Burial was in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.