1930 – 2022
Sr. Anita Paul, DHS, 92, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on November 23, 2022 at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT.
Born on December 31, 1930, in Washington, VT, the daughter of the late Felix and Antoinette (Roberge) Paul, Sr. Anita entered religious life in 1949 and made her religious profession on August 23, 1950 at the Motherhouse in Saint Brieuc, France. She was then known as Sr. Jeanne Benigna. She earned a B.A. in education from Diocesan Sisters’ College, South Woodstock, CT and a M.A. in religious education from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT.
She taught in Chicopee, MA and Fitchburg, MA before being named Directress of Novices in St. Hubert, Canada in 1967. Returning to the US in 1973, she was principal in Tupper Lake, NY and of St. Anne School in Waterbury, CT before ministering to migrants in Maryland and Virginia for 13 years. Within the congregation, Sr. Anita served as Provincial Councilor, Director of Continuing Education for the US DHS Province, Coordinator of the Provincial House community in Putnam and then Administrator of Holy Spirit Health Care Center also in Putnam. In 2008, she moved to The Card Home for the Aged in Willimantic, CT, recently moving to St. Joseph Living Center as her health failed.
Sr. Anita is survived by the Daughters of the Holy Spirit spiritual family – her Sisters in community, the Consecrated Seculars and the Associates. She is also survived by her sister Georgette Duval and many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her brother Arthur Paul and her sisters Fernande Auger, Sr. Collette Paul, DHS, Olivette Kozey, Jeanne Sellers and Lauraine Paul.
Calling hours will be on Friday December 2, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Corpus Christi Parish/St. Joseph Church, 99 Jackson St., Willimantic, CT with a prayer service at 10:15 AM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 AM followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery, 355 Providence St., Putnam, Ct at 2:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to DHS Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 497, Putnam, CT 06260. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT.
Posted online on November 28, 2022
Published in The Norwich Bulletin
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
St. Mary Cemetery
November 02, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Corpus Christi Parish/St. Joseph Church
December 02, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM