Sister Lorraine Paille, CSC, 83


MANCHESTER, NH – Sister Lorraine Paille, CSC, 83, died October 13 at Holy Cross Health Center, after a period of declining health.

Born in Attleboro, Mass., August 30, 1925, she was the daughter of Leon and Marie-Anne (Belanger) Paille.

Sister Paille entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1944 and professed her vows in 1951. She served in the congregation for 64 years.

Sister Paille earned a BA from Notre Dame College in Manchester and an MS in chemistry from Boston College. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Notre Dame College and was named trustee emerita upon completion of her term as a member of the board.

She taught in Catholic elementary schools across New Hampshire and also taught at Notre Dame College for 20 years. She served as assistant provincial supervisor from 1977-1984 and as provincial supervisor from 1984-1998. She was also a member of the Regional Team from 1995-1998.

Sister Paille was certified as a nurse assistant by St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua in 1998. Her last assignment was as local animator at St. George Manor/Holy Cross Health Center from 2002-2005.

She is survived by her brother, Donald Paille of Attleboro, Mass., brother-in-law Donald Trahan and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Holy Cross Development Fund, 377 Island Pond Road, Manchester NH 03109.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the St. George Manor Chapel on October 16. Burial was in St. Augustin Cemetery.