Sister Noella Letourneau, O.P.


NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Sister Noella Letourneau, O.P., of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died Feb. 18 at the Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mount Vernon, N.Y.

She was born Dec. 25, 1926 in Fall River, Mass., and entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Fall River on Feb. 2, 1947, making her final profession July 30, 1951.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Regis College, Weston, Mass., and a master’s degree in religious education from Providence College.

Locally, she served as director of religious education at St. Anne Parish, Fall River, from 1974-1976, and as religious education director at St. Thomas More Parish, Narragansett from 1976-1987. Sister then was appointed pastoral associate at St. Thomas More, serving in that role until 2003 when she retired and moved to the Newburgh Hope Center