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Official Obituary of: Sr. Cecile Mousseau, SUSC, 89, on June 6, 2023

Sr. Cecile Mousseau, SUSC, 89, on June 6, 2023

Sister Cecile Mousseau, SUSC (Sr. Blanche Albert) died June 6, 2023 at Madonna Manor in North Attleboro at the age of 89.

Born in Attleboro, MA on August 10, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Blanche (Gosselin) Mousseau.

In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, she is survived by her brother Albert Mousseau of Lewiston, Idaho, and her niece, Jacqueline Lemonde, and nephew Donald Courbron. Her sister, Elaine Courbron predeceased her.

Sister Cecile entered the Holy Union Sisters on September 21, 1952, and pronounced her final vows on July 26, 1961. In 2022 she celebrated her seventieth anniversary as a Holy Union Sister.

Sr. Cecile’s early education was at St. Joseph’s School in Attleboro. She graduated from St. John the Baptist Academy in Pawtucket, RI. She earned a B.S. Ed. at Catholic Teachers’ College and did further study at Rhode Island College. She taught middle and junior high school classes in Holy Union Schools in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for over twenty-five years.

After leaving the classroom, Sr. Cecile participated in a year-long sabbatical at Mt. St. Joseph College in Cincinnati. She then served as a pastoral minister to her Holy Union Sisters in their retirement communities. She also volunteered at Genesis School in Providence where, in addition to teaching ESL classes, she assisted refugee families from Southeast Asia in whatever needs presented themselves.

Her last ministry was visiting the Holy Union Sisters at Madonna Manor and teaching religious education classes at St. Cecilia Parish. In 2019, Sr. Cecile joined the Holy Union Community at Landmark (now Prosper Health) in Fall River. Recently declining health caused her to move to Madonna Manor.

Visitation for Sr. Cecile will take place in St. Mark’s Church, 105 Stanley Street, Attleboro Falls on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, with a memorial prayer at 10:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in her honor by the Reverend David Costa at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, North Attleboro.

Donations in Sr. Cecile’s memory may be made to the Mission Advancement Office of the Holy Union Sisters, 205 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA 02720.

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