Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Obituary of Sister St. Jean d'Avila (Maire Anne Maille), Lowell, Massachusetts

Published in the Lowell Sun, 24 Oct, 1961, pg. 3.

Was Nun for Many Years

Sister St. Jean d'Avila (Marie Anne Maille) of D'Youville Manor, died yesterday at St. Joseph's hospital. Born in Lowell, the daughter of J. A. and the late Maria (Prudhomme) Maille, she entered the community of the Grey Nuns of the Cross in Ottowa, Canada in 1905. She took her religious profession on January 4, 1908. She devoted herself as a teacher, superior and directrice of retreats in the following missions: Ogdensburg, N.Y., teacher and superior; St. Joseph's convent, Lowell, teacher; St. Joseph's hospital, Sudbury, Ontario, librarian, Notre Dame de Lourdes convent, Lowell, superior; Our Lady of the Sacred heart convent, Haverhill; Mount St. Joseph's Rolfe street, Lowell: St. Joseph's hospital and D'Youville Manor, Lowell, in charge of the gift shops. Sister St. Jean d'Avila is survived by one brother, Ludger Maille of Dracut.

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